edna | energise dance nourish art Ltd

Provides a bespoke service and tailor made programme or project for older people. This includes predominantly dance, movement to music and other arts activities that are person and relationship centred in community settings that are accessible in Kent and Medway.

22 December 2016
South East
Arts, Communication, Health
Local Alliances:
Medway Dementia Action Alliance, Kent 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?

I have already signposted people I work with to dementia cafés and peer support groups.

I deliver dance in the community and offer inclusive dance, movement to music.

My ambition is to continue to work in an inclusive way for those living with and without dementia.

Provision of dance, movement to music and other art activities in accessible community settings, so people can lead healthier lifestyles and reduce social isolation.

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

Evaluation tools set out in Public Health’s Arts for Health and Wellbeing framework for example WEMWEBs (Warwick and Edinburgh Mental Health and Wellbeing Scale etc)

Member website


2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    In 2013 I became a dementia friend and encouraged other artists and colleagues to attend the dementia friend information sessions, which some of them did do.

    Signposting people who I meet in the community to dementia cafes and peer support groups.

    Being implemented
  • Continued Professional Development in Dementia

    As part of becoming more knowledgeable about dementia I continue with professional development opportunities such as; ‘Hot Potatoe 2’ dementia awareness training day in Herne Bay, Kent Dementia Action Alliance. 1 CPD point awarded by RSPH CPD webinar Movement, Dance and the Neurodegerative Condition, 2016 Out of the Box Training with bright shadow company in 2015, creative dementia champion Attended the play ‘inside out of mind’ 2015 RADIQL – Reminiscence Arts in Dementia: Impact on Quality of Life, a one-day seminar on the research-based relationship-centred intervention 2015 Certificate of contribution to professional development. Working in creative ways with people with dementia: the dance and dementia project in 2012.
  • Providing inclusive and appropriate dance, music and art activities

    Currently giving free talks about the health and well being benefits of dance, music and other art forms can provide for people living with and without dementia. Ambition to provide programmes of dance and art activities in the near future that is accessible in community settings in Kent and Medway (there would be a charge for this service).
    Being implemented