Lincs Inspire

Inspiring people to lead more active and healthy lives through a wide range of sporting, leisure, cultural and learning services in and around North East Lincolnshire. Lincs Inspire manages six sporting facilities, four libraries, the Grimsby Auditorium as well as an arts and sports development service and a public archive function. The company is focused on inspiring local people to achieve their aspirations, develop new skills, keep active, meet people and have fun!

30 April 2015
Yorkshire and Humber
Recreation, Local Authorities, Health
Local Alliances:
Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, North East Lincolnshire 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 organisation’s roles in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers are:-

 -          Identifying and providing knowledge, information and resources, such as specialist resources for reminiscence and information,  in a variety of formats to support people with dementia and those who work specifically with people with dementia.

Ensuring staff undergo dementia friendly awareness training to enable us to help people with dementia and their carers/support workers

Working in partnership with local dementia support services and Care Plus Group to provide an integrated and informed service

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

The challenges the organisation may face to deliver these outcomes are:-

- capacity to release staff for training sessions

- breaking the barriers of fear, ignorance and lack of understanding

- being consistent in providing a welcoming environment for those with dementia

Member website

2. Actions

  • Information and Resources for loan

    Providing loan material such as the Read Yourself well Dementia collection, Pictures to Share and other reminiscence based material available from the Lincs Inspire Libraries in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham and Waltham

    Delivery, Implementation
  • Local History Reminiscence sessions and Local History Talks.

    Using local history photographs during reminiscence sessions and Memory Lane talks to stimulate conversation and inclusion and to evoke memories.


  • Sporting Memories reminiscence sessions

    Using sport as a means of stimulating inclusion and conversation, aimed primarily but not exclusively at a male audience.

  • Shared Reading Groups in Libraries, Care settings and other locations

    Provide Shared Reading Groups with trained facilitators in libraries, community venues, care settings and other locations giving people the opportunity to listen to poems and stories read aloud.  People can share thoughts and experiences in an informal environment and make personal and social connections.  Shared Reading Groups help to build confidence, tackle isolation promote social inclusion.  The Groups are open to everybody