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Plymouth Dance

Plymouth Dance connects, creates and celebrates dance in the City of Plymouth. Established as a community interest company in 2007, it has grown into a creative platform that enables dance to be showcased, shared and enjoyed with the entire community; celebrating the width and breadth of dance in our city. As a consortium lead organisation, our current key partners are: Attik Dance Plymouth City Council Pavilion Dance South West Barbican Theatre Plymouth Hall for Cornwall Dance in Devon Theatre Royal Plymouth Exim Dance Company Wheelfever Projects Hartley House Dance Club Mega Reach Streetfactory Studios

Updated:
14 August 2018
Local Alliances:
Plymouth 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 will commit to ensuring all of our core staff (5 people) have attended a Dementia Awareness session. We will actively promote and encourage all of the practitioners and organisations we work with on a more casual basis to also attend Dementia Awareness sessions.

We will actively share information that will help raise awareness of dementia via our social media platforms, website and email database.

We will consult and actively seek advice with people with lived experience of Dementia or specialists working in this area to ensure any activity we are developing in the future is Dementia Friendly.

We will ensure any activity developed for people with Dementia will also include support for those caring for people with Dementia.

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

The challenges to us achieving these aims are:

Limited time and resources: Many of the people who work for us are freelance and attendance at an awareness session would need to be done in their own time. It is not something we can enforce (not including the core team).

This is not our primary focus and Plymouth Dance has a different focus with each new Grants for the Arts funding we receive.

Member website

www.plymouthdance.org.uk

2. Actions

  • We will ensure all core staff have recieved Dementia awarenes training.

    We work with a core team of 5 people who will all attend a Dementia Awareness session. this will include the 1 hour online training and the awareness session offered by the Dementia Friendly City Co-ordinator. We will actively encourage all of the freelance practitioners and partner organisations we work with to complete the online training and attend the awareness session. This will be mandatory for any practitioner working on a Plymouth Dance project being developed for the ageing population.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We will consult and actively seek advice with people with lived experience of Dementia or specialists working in this area.

    Any activities that we deliver suitable for the ageing population or those who may have dementia will be Dementia Friendly. We will ensure our practitioners are trained to recognise when someone may have Dementia and consult with people with lived experience of Dementia or Dementia specialists in the planning of any activity. We will demonstrate this by adding the Dementia Friendly logo to our website and any publicity for events and classes.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • We will activley share information that will help raise awareness of dmentia via our social media platforms, website and email database

    We will share information about training and development opportunities/events as well as latest research and policy documents via the social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook (including our Cornwall, Plymouth and Devon Dance Health and Wellbeing network group) our mailing list of 500+ people.

    Status:
    Planning

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member