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Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum is managed by Bexhill Museum Ltd, a volunteer run registered charitable company, limited by guarantee. We aim to provide a museum to promote, improve and advance the education of and to generally benefit and entertain the public. We currently have three galleries, which cover a range of interests - social history, costume, natural history, motoring and more. We also hold regular educational days for both adults and children and have outreach opportunites through the Reminiscence box loans, outreach to schools and guided walks.

Updated:
8 April 2014
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Communication
Local Alliances:
Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

The outcome that we would best be able to address is Outcome 7 – “I live in a an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and understood”.

Bexhill Museum is a warm and welcoming place to visit, and we would like to ensure that as staff and volunteers we do all that we can to be aware of, and try to meet the needs of our visitors with dementia and their carers. In additon we feel there is opportunity to increase our outreach work with people with dementia through visits to homes, day centres and housing complexes, as well as ensuring that the Reminiscence Boxes are publicised and regularly used  by staff in homes.

 

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

The challenges would be initially around organising training for volunteers and finding time and funding to upgrade the reminiscence boxes.

 

Member contacts

www.bexhillmuseum.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Increasing numbers and scope of Reminiscence Boxes

    We  currently have four Reminiscence boxes available for loan to residential and day care facilities working with older people.  We plan to create  one more box initially with a them of 50’s and 60’s and potentially another on the theme of Childhood and Toys.

    We have sourced a case for the first box, and need to source content material and develop the box so that it can be used effectively by staff.

    Status:
    Planning

    2013 Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

    2014 First Quarter Update

    2014 Second Quarter Update

  • To offer outreach services to residential homes, using the reminiscence and recording equipment

    We hope to be able to use volunteers to take the reminiscence boxes to homes and day care services in order to show how the boxes can be used, and to encourage further loans by staff. In addition we hope to liase further with homes in order to encourage visits to the museum by the homes with residents, to view  the collections.

    Status:
    Planning

    2013 Fourth Quarter Update

    New Member

    2014 First Quarter Update

    2014 Second Quarter Update

  • We will offer dementia awareness training to our volunteers

    Training to be undertaken on November 28th. Sally will offer an awareness session on the following volunteer training day and will also be available for any  small group sessions with  volunteer custodians.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2013 Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

    2014 First Quarter Update

    2014 Second Quarter Update