Cadence Community Hub

Cadence Community Hub CIC is an oasis for people interested in the arts who cannot access the arts for whatever reason, particularly live music and performance arts with live bands and singers.

8 December 2014
Local Alliances:
Wigan 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?

Cadence Community Hub was formed in 2012 initially as a pop-up arts cafe as part of the second year of the largely successful Cadence Festival. The success of this encouraged Director of Cadence, Ian Jackson to lease the building on a long term basis.

This meant that arts and music in the area could be a permanent fixture in a town that is furthest away from Wigan, the controlling center of the borough. Cadence Cafe CIC Arts & Music HUB was then launched as a focus for young people, to be engaged by providers, into positive activities through music and the arts.

Since then Cadence has developed into a community hub which works with people of all ages. We support people living with dementia primarily through our meaningful daytime opportunities; which inlcude training, buddying, signing groups, classic cinema club, heritage day visits and shopping trips.

Services aim to meaningfully engaged with people affected by dementia through tailored support.

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

Funding, time and retaining volunteers.

2. Actions

  • Cadence Classic Cinema Club

    Run monthly film clubs for people living with dementia and their carers

  • Dementia Friends

    Ensure staff and volunteers become Dementia Friends

  • DAA

    Become an active member of the Dementia Action Alliance and encourage others to do the same.