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Merton Heritage Centre

Telling the story of Merton and its people through a changing programme of exhibition and events.

22 May 2020
Arts, Education Sector, Research Sector, Local Authorities, Schools, Social Care, heritage, Recreation, Voluntary, Voluntary Sector, Local DAA Members
Local Alliances:
Merton 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 provide opportunities for inclusive interaction and engagement with local history, with dementia friendly staff, including intergenerational activities and reminiscence.

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

A barrier towards the success of our key programmes is a difficulty in finding suitable transportation for people affected by dementia.  Also, directing people to the second floor with the greatest possible accessibility.

2. Actions

  • Merton Memory Zone

    Create a Merton Memory Zone to be an inclusive space for people with dementia, tailored to their needs, within the Merton Heritage Centre.

    Delivered, Completed
  • Dementia Friends

    Host Dementia Friends information sessions for staff and volunteers.

  • Signage

    Post dementia friendly signage throughout the Merton Heritage Centre and work with Morden Library to ensure that signs towards the centre downstairs are as appropriate as possible.

  • Partnership and Signposting

    We will partner with other members of the Merton Dementia Action Alliance in order to help facilitate other dementia friendly projects, and also display information about the Merton Dementia Hub in order to help ensure everyone affected by dementia is appropriately signposted.