Marks and Spencer, Durham
Our Marks and Spencer store is located on 4 Silver Street in Durham. Founded in 1884, M&S has grown from a single market stall to an international, multi-channel retailer. We sell stylish, high quality, great value clothing and home products, as well as outstanding quality food, responsibly sourced from around 3,000 suppliers globally
- 13 August 2015
- North East
- Local Alliances:
- North East Dementia Alliance, County Durham 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?
As a multinational retailer we are committed to upholding customer service to all. This service includes people living with dementia and their carers and we endeavour to provide a shopping environment which is accessible to those living with dementia.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We are restricted as to what adjustments can be made at store level
We will commit to our staff attending dementia awareness sessions in the store to raise their awareness around dementia. We will utilise these sessions to ensure our store is a dementia friendly as possible.
We always ensure we have at least two members of staff walking the floor and keeping an eye out for any customers who look like they need a helping hand. This includes spotting signs of Dementia so we can assist those customers if required.
We have clear signs throughout the store and have made sure we have signposted all areas such as toilets etc. Also the store is nice and bright.