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Fairkytes Arts Centre

Fairkytes Arts Centre is a community arts centre in the heart of Hornchurch offering a wide range of activities for adults. It offers arts and crafts workshops during the day and in the evening and is also a meeting place for dozens of local clubs, groups and societies. Fairkytes hosts a number of occasional events and activities throughout the year and has an annual Open Day, usually in mid-June. This is a showcase for the varied activities that are carried out at the centre. There are craft stalls, demonstrations and displays of arts and crafts, children’s activities, entertainment, exhibitions and refreshments. There are also a number of different cultural events throughout the year, including music and theatre, usually in our beautiful gardens.

Updated:
1 May 2014
Location:
London
Sectors:
Arts
Local Alliances:
Havering 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 aim to improve staff awareness and understanding of dementia, thereby having a good customer service ethos and training for our staff.

We will continue to welcome people with dementia at all our groups and activities thus enabling them to remain a part of the community and to continue with daily and social activities. We will also attempt to provide classes specifically for people with dementia with the aim of introducing them to the activities that we offer or encouraging them to return to activities which they may have stopped doing due to the onset of dementia.

We have a willingness to respond to the individual’s needs and help/support them when we can and it is reasonable for us to do so.

 

 

 

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

  • Lack of knowledge about dementia amongst staff.
  • Limited time, resources and/ or a stretched budget.

Member website

www.havering.gov.uk

2. Actions

  • Facilities review

    Look at our facilities and see if we can make things easier for people with dementia. Refer to the Dementia Friendly Physical Environments Checklist.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Training and awareness raising for all staff

    Raise awareness and understanding of how dementia affects people among our staff. Adopt the Alzheimer’s guide for customer facing staff as part of our staff training policy.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Activities which people with dementia can take part in

    We welcome people with dementia at all our groups and activities therefore enabling them to be part of the community and continue to take part in daily and social activities. We will respond to an individual’s needs and help/ support them whenever we can and it is reasonable for us to do so.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Provide a group of sessions specifically for people with dementia and their carers.

    We are planning to arrange a course of classes specifically for people with dementia and their carers. By doing so we aim to introduce our activities to people with dementia who have not used them before and to reintroduce the centre to people who may have stopped using it due to the onset of dementia.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - First Quarter Update

    New Member