The Harlington Centre
The Harlington is a multi-purpose venue that offers a variety of rooms for hire, various classes, as well as music, dance and comedy shows. The Harlington also supplies on site catering, licensed bar facilities, technical support as well as a coffee shop serving light meals and snacks. The Harlington has also started hosting a yearly professional pantomime. The building is also home to Fleet Library, and Fleet Town Council.
- 13 May 2014
- South East
- Arts, Utility, Hospitality, Recreation
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire 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?
The Harlington Centre aims to provide facilities for all the local community. These include holding various shows and events, offering rooms for hire, a café, as well as being home to a Library and the Town Council. We will make every attempt to ensure that people living with dementia, and their carers, are able to enjoy visiting us and taking part in our activities and will be met with understanding and extra support when they need it. We will aim to do this by providing the necessary information to our staff and ensuring the building is suitable.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
A challenge that might be faced by our organisation is that for events and shows we have numerous part time staff, so we would need to ensure that all are aware and briefed.
Dementia Awareness raising for staff
Ensure all staff attend a dementia awareness raising session.
2013 - Fourth Quarter Update
Whenever refurbishment is planned we will take into account the needs of people with dementia, e.g. clear signage, adequate seating in all public areas.
Promotion of Dementia Friendly Hampshire
We will display the logo and promote dementia friendly in our publicity. We will also display our action plan for the general public to see our HDAA membership.
We will make our facilities available to the HDAA members to use for meetings, awareness sessions etc.
- Being implemented
We will make the menu in our coffee shop and display information posters on yellow paper in bold black print.