Slung Low Theatre

Slunglow are a theatre company that specialise in making outdoor adventures for audiences in unusual spaces. We are based in Holbeck, Leeds and have a make shift theatre space called the HUB where we programme exciting new work from visiting artists and theatre companies.

15 August 2018
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Leeds 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?

Our aim at the HUB is to make all of our performances as accessible to everyone as possible. We understand that for people living with dementia there are many reasons that might make it more difficult to come to an unusual space. With close consultation with those people affected by dementia and the support of Sarah Goodyear we will deliver the actions that we have described above.

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

We often find it a challenge to attract an older audience generally including those with dementia, so to overcome this we will try and forge closer links with groups such as Holbeck Elderly Aid, Crossgates Neighbourhood group and our local conversation café, as well seeking advice and support from Leeds Older People’s forum.

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2. Actions

  • Consultation Day

    Invite a group people from Holbeck Elderly Aid to come and help us make decorations for the Christmas Fayre and share lunch together. During their visit we shall ask them how they feel in the HUB and whether there are any changes we could put in place to make it more accessible to people living with dementia.

  • Dementia Friendly Training

    Organise a day for Dementia Friendly Leeds to deliver Dementia training here at the HUB for our core team, associate theatre company Manic Chord and for people who volunteer here.

  • Hold a dementia friendly performance

    Programme a dementia friendly performance here at the HUB in May 2017. We will ask Johnny Best to come and perform live piano music to accompany a selection of silent films. This will be a public performance but we will offer tickets to those living with dementia and their families, carers and friends first.