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Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral is a living, working building which has been at the centre of life in Chichester for 900 years. It is a busy place with visitors coming from all over the world. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy its beautiful building, its daily services and events such as concerts, lectures, productions and celebrations of all kinds. Chichester Cathedral is committed to supporting people of all ages to learn from and engage with the Cathedral's unique and rich environment and its significance in ways appropriate to them.

6 February 2020
Local Alliances:
Chichester 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?

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

Dementia Friends Information Sessions for over 500 volunteers and staff will take time and organisation.

The Schools and Adults officer will extend partnership working with local groups including Alzheimer Society Focus on Dementia Network groups (Bognor & Chichester Positive thinkers) and Sage House local Dementia Hub.

Funding the changes to the cathedral building/environment to make it more accessible for our customers affected by dementia.

2. Actions

  • Our staff and volunteers will become Dementia Friends

    We will commit to all of our staff and volunteers becoming Dementia Friends. They will increase their understanding of dementia and help to break down stigma.

    Being implemented
  • We will review our premises to look for improvements

    We will use an environmental checklist to review our premises and make any changes we can to improve access and the experience for our customers affected by dementia.  This will also help a wide range of our customers.

  • We will actively support and promote the Dementia Friendly Community

    We will actively promote Chichester Cathedral as a community working to become dementia-friendly.  We will talk to our visitors and volunteers about why we are involved and the benefits we are experiencing as a result.