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Bristol Culture

Manages a range of museum sites across Bristol- including Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, M Shed, Blaise Castle House Museum, Red Lodge, Georgian House, Bristol Archives, Kingsweston Roman Villa.

17 February 2017
South West
Local Alliances:
Bristol 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 want to become a dementia friendly cultural venue. We will consult with local people with dementia about possible approaches to art gallery tours/ handling objects and images for use in care homes.

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

We will review the effectiveness of our actions by getting feedback from people participating in the art gallery tours and their families.

2. Actions

  • Increase understanding of people with dementia

    Arrange Dementia Friends awareness sessions for new staff/ volunteers & one member of staff to be trained as Dementia Champion. Dementia Champion training completed- October 2016
    Being implemented
  • Improve signage at museum sites as well as resolving specific issues, in line with business plan

    Arrange for focus group of people with dementia visit museum sites- Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed as priorities in Autumn 2017

    Being implemented
  • Develop specific activities aimed at people with dementia and their families

    Recruit new project worker to develop art gallery tours and outreach work in care homes when ‘St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child’ is based at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery from Autumn 17- Autumn 19

    Being implemented