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Creative Arts Hub cic

Creative Arts Hub CIC has been established to provide workspace and facilities to support the development and practice of visual artists based in Kirklees and the wider West Yorkshire area. With a gallery showcasing local, regional and national talent, 17 artists studios accessible to all budgets, and a very busy programme of Art Clubs for children, Creative Arts Hub is recognised as a popular community focused venue at the heart of Mirfield.

10 September 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Arts, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Kirklees 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?

The simplest and most effective way for Creative Arts Hub to make a difference, is to increase awareness of how our volunteers engage with visitors.

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

The biggest challenge for Creative Arts Hub is time. By Creative Arts Hub working in partnership across Kirklees, with other arts, community, health, social care and business organisations in Kirklees, we hope to be able to make steady progress in improving what we do with all visitors. 

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Creative Arts Hub has a Dementia Champion, and offers Dementia Friends information sessions, complemented with a couple of films once a month.

    Creative Arts Hub will encourage all artists and regular volunteers to watch the Dementia Friends film at www.dementiafriends.org.uk or attend a face to face Dementia Friends session.

    For those who are interested to know more, we will give them the opportunity to participate in the eLearning resources at www.scie.org.uk/publications/elearning/

    For those volunteers/ artists who work directly with the public, we will provide access to: Making Kirklees a Friendly Place to Live Toolkits, Dementia Friendly Kirklees Resources. Details can be found at: https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/careSupport/healthWellbeing/pdf/dementiaToolkit01 .pdf 

  • Raise awareness of dementia

    Creative Arts Hub actively focuses on the interests and experience of it’s visitors, and is an organisation that is working towards becoming Dementia Friendly.  Creative Arts Hub is also a registered venue with the Safe Place scheme.

    As artists/ volunteers and visitors watch the Dementia Friends video or attend a session we will encourage them to proudly wear or display their badge.

    If resource allows, Creative Arts Hub will support any local developments co‐ordinated by Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance or other interested party to work towards Creative Arts Hub being part of a Dementia Friendly Community.

    We will provide a link on Creative Arts Hub’s website to allow people to find out more/ book onto Dementia Friends sessions for themselves.

    We offer a Dementia Friends Information session on the third or fourth Saturday every month at 16:30, these are promoted on the Dementia Friends website. 

  • Going forward

    Working alongside other colleagues, organisations and individuals within Kirklees, Creative Arts Hub will review and reflect on how further changes and improvements might be made for the benefit of all patients.