Bodmin Town Museum

We are a local Town Museum dedicated to collecting and conserving historical artefacts and documents realting to Bodmin and the surrounding parishes. The Museum is solely run by volunteers and is an Accredited Museum

Updated:
12 December 2015
Local Alliances:
Bodmin 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?

We are a local Town Museum dedicated to collecting and conserving historical artefacts and documents realting to Bodmin and the surrounding parishes.  The Museum is solely run by volunteers and is an Accredited Museum.  We hope to build relationships with local care homes and other Dementia groups to be able to offers sessions to encourage communication through 'memory boxes'.  The Museum is also prepared to offer the opportunity of out of hours visits to any group who may be interested

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

As volunteers we are not experienced in communicating with people who live with dementia.  Also as volunteers we have time constraints and although every effort would be made to accommodate groups there may be times when we are unable to do so.

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of dementia

    Our manager will arrange for all staff and volunteers to attend awareness sessions on dementia to ensure greater understanding and to identify how we can help

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Offering private viewing

    The Museum will offer out of hours visits for interested groups subject to prior arrangements being made with the Curator/Archivist.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    Each request will be considered and responded to by a member of the Museum.

  • To establish regular contact with care homes/groups

    We will contact care homes/groups to encourage communication through the use of 'memory boxes'.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Third Quarter Update

    The Museum has made contact with a local care home and we will be arranging a meeting early in the New Year.