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Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum holds its collections in trust for public enjoyment, engagement, learning and participation in the arts and heritage. We aim to benefit our communities, including local residents and visitors to district, with inspiring exhibitions, engaging interpretation, creative events, authentic experiences, and research and learning opportunities.

Updated:
21 June 2016
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Arts
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire 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 would like to become a DAA member as it is our goal to become a Dementia friendly museum.

We have already been working with a local Alzheimer’s Action group on a service review and we are in the process of putting the suggested actions into practice. We will continue to update this group and invite them back to the service for further review.

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

One challenge will be in ensuring the involvement of all staff due to the difficulty in bringing everyone together for meetings or training.  We will therefore offer multiple routes to developing staff knowledge, skills and understanding in providing for this audience.

Another challenge will be in letting our relevant audiences know about our updated offer, and we will focus on increasing awareness by contacting local gatekeepers and organisations for people with dementia.

2. Actions

  • Staff training

    Organise further Dementia Friends training for new and existing staff and Learning and Engagement Officer to train as a Dementia Champion.

    Circulate the Alzheimer’s Society guide and the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project guide to raise awareness and understanding within the organisation.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Access

    Following a service review by the Alzheimer’s Action Group we are developing maps and audio guides and we will use the DAA environmental checklist to further explore our offer.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • Explore the safe place initiative

    Work towards becoming a Safe Place.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2016 - Second Quarter Update

    New member