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Plymouth Arts Centre

Plymouth Arts Centre is an art gallery, cafe and cinema.

Updated:
19 December 2016
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Arts
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?

Plymouth Arts Centre aspires to be an organisation that supports people with dementia and their carers. This initiative was inspired by the personal experience of a member of our staff who instigated training for the rest of the staff team to be Dementia Aware. We now all have an understanding of the issues and needs that people with dementia face. Following on from the training, we started screening Dementia-Friendly matinee films last summer. Although the screenings are not exclusively for people with dementia, we promote the films as being particularly suitable for people affected by dementia, their partners and family members as well as people who care for them professionally. The general public attending are made aware that there may be people talking during the film, moving around and leaving the cinema.

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

We have had training to make oursleves a dementia friendly organisation and would like to offer more in the way of dementia friendly activities and events. 

2. Actions

  • To develop dementia friendly art tours.

    To open our doors to people with dementia and their carers and give them a tour of our gallery and our current exhibition, with a hot drink in the cafe afterwards. They would have exclusive use of our space, offering it at a time when we are closed to the general public.

    Status:
    Planning
  • To develop our dementia friendly film screenings more.

    To widely promote our current dementia friendly film programme, reaching more people and getting more people with dementia and their carers through our doors.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Offering more activities and events for people with dementia and their carers.

    To have a wide range of activities on offer for people with dementia and their carers, such as workshops and events. To have the Plymouth Arts Centre seen as a space that is safe and welcoming to visit for those people, and to have it used more.

    Status:
    Planning