Shakespeare’s Globe

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.

Updated:
5 November 2014
Location:
London
Sectors:
Arts
Local Alliances:
Southwark Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

 Shakespeare’s Globe is committed to ensuring a welcoming and positive environment for dementia sufferers and their carers; ensuring all our staff are aware of the complexities of dementia and have the tools to help our visitors. We want to open our, and Shakespeare’s work, to people who may not feel confident in a cultural or theatre environment

We are researching ways to open the theatre-going experience to people with dementia and their carers. This includes training for all staff. We are also exploring potential workshops specifically created to engage with people with dementia.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Shakespeare’s Globe is a fast paced and busy environment. We will need to ensure that our staff receive the appropriate tools to understand dementia and feel supported in their interactions with the public.

Equally, we will need to ensure that members of the public are able to understand and comment on our commitment to dementia sufferers.

 

Member contacts

www.shakespearesglobe.com

Member website

www.shakespearesglobe.com

2. Actions

  • Finance and Training

    We will find the budget for, and agree timescales for delivering training to a core group within our front facing teams in understanding dementia.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2014 First Quarter Update

    New member

    2014 Second Quarter Update

    2014 Third Quarter Update

  • Ensure that visitors are aware that we are dementia friendly

    We will communicate to visitors that we are dementia friendly

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2014 First Quarter Update

    New member

    2014 Second Quarter Update

    2014 Third Quarter Update