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Arnolfini

We are a contemporary art space. Our programme covers all art forms: visual art, dance, performance, installation, film and music. We also have a very active learning and participation programme.

Updated:
19 September 2017
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Arts
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?

It is very important that Arnolfini is accessible to everyone, including people living with dementia and their carers. We have formed links with Trish Caverly at the Dementia Wellbeing Service and Tony Hall at DAA. We have asked local people with dementia and their carers what Arnolfini can do to make our programme more accessible to people living with dementia, as outlined in action 2.

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

We will review the effectiveness of our actions:

Once 70% of the suggestions have been implemented (as per action 2), we will invite the local people with dementia and their carers back to Arnolfini to gather their feedback on the changes implemented.

We will monitor the numbers attending our dementia friendly café to see whether the offer is appropriate

We will keep in dialogue with people living with dementia and their carers during the above visits to ensure verbal feedback on how we present our programme and the accessibility of our building is obtained. 

Member website

www.arnolfini.org.uk

2. Actions

  • Increasing dementia awareness in Arnolfini

    We have already delivered four dementia friends information sessions to staff and volunteers with another arranged for Dec 2016. These sessions will be ongoing to ensure all staff and volunteers have attended the information session. 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Inviting people living with dementia and their carers to visit Arnolfini

    In July 2016 we invited a group of people living with dementia and their carers to visit Arnolfini. We asked them questions about the building and how they access the exhibition and recorded their comments. We are now working through the suggestions they have made through the Agents for Change initiative

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Point of contact

    Tamsin Buckley-Bell will be the main point of contact at Arnolfini. She will attend DAA meetings and ensure all new staff attend a dementia friends. information session. 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Organise a regular dementia friendly coffee morning in our cafĂ© bar

    Once all of our café bar staff have attended a dementia friends information session, we will organise a regular dementia friendly coffee morning in our café bar. 

    Status:
    Initial Scoping