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The Kilnrooms

A warm welcome awaits all at The Kilnrooms. Come along to our spacious and friendly studio and enjoy a fun and creative session of painting pottery in Spennymoor. With a fully licensed bar, speciality coffees and a wide range of home-cooked savoury snacks and cakes you will find yourself in no hurry to leave! Whether you are escaping for 10 minutes at lunch time of have an hour to occupy whilst the children enjoy an activity in the leisure centre. We offer free WI-FI access in comfortable relaxed surroundings.

13 August 2015
North East
Hospitality, Arts
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?

We want to make sure those living with Dementia within the Spennymoor community and their carers feel comfortable and welcome when visiting The Kilnrooms, whether its just for a cup of tea or to partake in one of our classes.  

We already welcome a wide breadth of people to our various pottery classes, some of whom have disabilities, so we would like to extend this welcome to those with Dementia and be able to involve them fully going forwards.

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

A general increase of understanding and knowledge surrounding Dementia and how to engage customers we feel may be living with the disease.

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Ensure that all the employees at The Kilnrooms attend a Dementia Friends session, either in person or through the online portal.

  • Dementia Friendly Menu

    We will ensure we have some Dementia Friendly menu’s available; clean black text on a white background, to enable a customer with Dementia to be able to read the menu easily and comfortably.

  • Environment

    We will implement as many of the items on the ‘Dementia Friendly Environment Checklist’ as possible within our business. 

    Initial Scoping