Priest's House Museum & Garden

To save, care and interpret local heritage using objects and images to record and celebrate the development of East Dorset and its communities.

26 February 2015
South West
Local Alliances:
Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community

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?

Improving staff awareness and understanding of dementia, thereby having a good customer service ethos and training for our staff. 

By enabling people living with dementia to be part of the community and continue to do daily and social activities.

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?

Limited time, resources and/ or a stretched budget.

2. Actions

  • Training and awareness raising for all staff

    Our staff from the learning office have completed a dementia awareness training. Three volunteers completed the Dementia Friends training. To be cascaded to other staff and volunteers.

    Completed, Being implemented
  • Looking at our facilities and if we can make things easier

    Front of house volunteers to be offered training. 

    Review signage.

    Initial Scoping
  • Review our practice/ policies which may affect a person with dementia and look for alternatives

    Will display coin chart when produced.

    Local brochure available for volunteers.

    Initial Scoping
  • Reminiscence session

    Delivered by staff/volunteers in local library, day care centre, care and residential homes, ad memory cafes, utilising collections.

    Initial Scoping
  • Other actions

    Welcome and support volunteers in early stages of dementia to actively contribute to museum and community in meaningful way.

    Initial Scoping