The Curtis Museum and The Allen Gallery, Alton

The Curtis Museum shows the public the history of Alton and surrounding areas, from the Palaeolithic era to present day. We supply local tourist information, genealogy research and much more. Private guided tours can be arranged as evening events for groups of up to 20 people. The Allen Gallery hosts one of the largest private collections of ceramics in England. Ranging from the 1700’s to present day, there is a huge range of pots, sculptures, tiles and serving ware. We have a small café gallery and large main gallery with regularly changing exhibitions, predominantly featuring local artists. The hidden garden is a real delight, with seating for teas and coffees outside. The café hosts a range of cakes, many of which are gluten free, along with soft drinks, ice cream, teas and coffees.

25 June 2014
South East
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?

Providing more specialist customer service at both till points and informative levels within the organisation.

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

With over 80 volunteers and 3 members of staff, it can be tricky to arrange sessions around everyone’s busy lives and volunteer/work schedules.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff and volunteers

    Provide dementia awareness sessions for staff and volunteers, especially those in a customer facing role.

  • Embed the concept of ‘Dementia Friendly’ within the business

    Review business operations manuals and guidance (e.g. staff training, H&S, refurbishment procedures etc.) to ensure dementia awareness is included.


    2014 - Second Quarter Update

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