Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle is a meeting point of the History, Nature and Art in one of Britain’s most fascinating regions. Based at the heart of the city's cultural quarter the museum's rich collections are a resource of local, regional and national importance. Tullie House is proud to offer an exciting range of exhibitions and events, as well as a varied programme of activities and workshops.
- 19 December 2016
- North West
- Arts, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Local Authorities, Membership Organisations, Recreation
- Local Alliances:
- Carlisle 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?
In order for the museum to be an enabling and supportive environment where people living with dementia feel valued and understood we are committed to delivering Dementia Friends Information sessions to all staff. The arts can play an important part in improving health and well-being, and as a museum we have a responsibility to develop an environment in which people living with dementia & their friends, family and carers feel safe and represented.
In order to ensure our services are designed around the needs of our community we are committed to being part of the DAA for Carlisle, in order to work in partnership with other organisations and link the arts and cultural sector with local healthcare professionals.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Staff capacity predominantly, and financial limitations.
Dementia Friends Sessions for all Staff
In order for the museum to be an enabling and supportive environment where people living with dementia feel valued and understood we are committed to delivering Dementia Friends Information sessions to all existing staff, and for it to be part of the induction process for all new employees.
'Morning at the Museum' sessions for people living with dementia, their friends and family
The arts can play an important part in improving health and well-being, and by continuing our monthly morning at the museum sessions for those experiencing memory loss, their friends, family and carers we offer a space in which people can relax and enjoy a cup of tea whilst sharing stories, meeting new people and discovering more about our exhibitions and collections. These sessions also signpost to further support and other activities which can be accessed locally.
Work in Partnership with DAA Organisations to deliver activities as part of Dementia Awareness WeekIn order to ensure our services are designed around the needs of our community we are committed to being part of the DAA for Carlisle in order to work in partnership with other organisations, and annually – alongside these partners - we hope to be involved with activities to support Dementia Awareness Week, as well as other activities such as supporting the local Dementia Café and other initiatives.