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Goole Museum

Goole Community Museum is located on the first floor of the Goole Library building, and explores the history of the historic port town of Goole through permanent displays and a temporary exhibition programme. The museum welcomes visits from schools and community groups, and has a dedicated Education Room in which pupils and visitors can work with the museum collections.

28 May 2015
Arts, Voluntary Sector, Recreation
Local Alliances:
East Riding Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

  • Staff as Dementia Friends and able to demonstrate understanding and signpost appropriately.
  • Venue for information provision by Dementia organisations i.e.  Alzheimer’s Society memory café.
  • Being a safe, neutral and welcoming place for those living with dementia and their families/carers.     
  • Engagement with people living with dementia and their carers to find out what they want and how we can develop our offer.

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

  • Staff time and availability
  • Budget constraints
  • Lengthy approvals procedures for modifications to the building, e.g. lighting

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    Arrange for a Dementia Friends information session to be held at the museum for all staff and volunteers.

    Alert staff and volunteers to the availability of the free SCIE (Social Care Institute of Excellence) eLearming dementia modules: http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/elearning/dementia/index.asp

  • Dementia Friendly Environment

    We have previously had a disability access audit and are aware that there are some changes that we can make to the museum environment. We will review the lighting as it is not thought to be adequate. We will review our signage, especially with a view to making the location of the museum entry, exit, and toilet more obvious. Further to this, we will carry out a review against the ‘Dementia Friendly Physical Environments Checklist’ which is available on the Dementia Action Alliance website.

    Initial Scoping, Planning
  • Services for People with Dementia

    We already host a monthly memory café run with the Alzheimer’s society. However, we would like to explore the possibility of increasing the frequency of this service and / or creating a new dementia group, such as a weekly drop in session for people, including people with dementia, to meet and socialise.

    The museum is situated above the library and we could explore linking with the library to provide joint information and events for people with dementia.

    Initial Scoping
  • Promotion of the Dementia Action Alliance, networking, and best practice sharing.

    We will display a Dementia Action Alliance information poster on the public museum notice board and through our museum volunteers we will promote the Alliance on the ‘Goole Experience’ website.

    Where possible we will attend Dementia Action Alliance networking events and share dementia best practice with other members of the Alliance.