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East Manchester Leisure Centre

East Manchester Leisure Centre is a state-of-the-art Better facility with a gym, group exercise studio and two swimming pools. We have a range of affordable memberships available to everyone and are open 7 days a week.

Updated:
27 May 2015
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Recreation, Retail
Local Alliances:
Manchester Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

East Manchester Leisure Centre is a state-of-the-art Better facility with a gym, group exercise studio and two swimming pools all open to the general public.
 
We have a range of affordable memberships available to everyone and are open 7 days a week. We encourage all local people to use our facilities and are keen to make our services more inclusive of people with dementia.

2. Actions

  • Improve staff awareness

    Encourage all customer facing staff to complete the on-line Dementia Friends registration and/or attend local Dementia Friends / Customer Awaeness sessions and provide access to the booklet 'How to help people with dementia - A guide for customer facing staff'

    Status:
    Planning, Delivery
  • Make the environment more dementia friendly where possible

    Review the customer environment using checklist provided and make any immediate changes we can now, making a note of those we can make at the next refurbishment.

    Areas to review and action following completion of Dementia Friendly Environments Checklist -

    - greater contrast between sign for Changing in pool area and the wall it's mounted on

    - address signage at key decision points - e.g. toilet signs identified as needed

    - blue covering on walkway to the pool looks like steps but is flat, re-design to combat this

    - contrast colour of locker key to the locker so key is easily identifiable

    Status:
    Planning
  • Support the Dementia Friendly Communities campaign in the area

    Join the Manchester Dementia Action Alliance and display the Dementia Friendly Communities logo publically, informing customers and staff why this is important

    Status:
    Planning
  • Make the environment more dementia friendly where possible

    Review the customer environment using checklist provided and make any immediate changes we can now and make a note of those we can make at the next refurbishment.

    Areas to be addressed following completion of Dementia Friendly Environments Checklist -

    - Additional signs on main corridor doors

    - More signage along main corridor

    - Additional exit signs down the main corridor

    - Address floor finishes at next refurbishment to ensure all are flush, some are stepped but this is minimal

    - Improvmenet of  'landmarks' around the centre to help people with dementia navigating

    Status:
    Planning