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Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. We aim to inspire adults and children to make a positive contribution to society, by celebrating the power of individuals and the arts to change lives. The museum houses the nationally important Foundling Hospital Art Collection as well as the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world's greatest privately amassed collection of Handel memorabilia.

20 February 2017
Arts, Charity, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Camden 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 ensure that the Museum is welcoming and accessible to people with dementia and their carers, so that they will be encouraged to visit and thoroughly enjoy the experience.

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

Awareness sessions for staff and volunteers need to be organised first.

Member website


2. Actions

  • Become Dementia Friends

    We will ensure that staff and volunteers attend a Dementia Friends information session and become Dementia Friends in 2017. 

  • Publicity

    We will publicise our initiatives as a member of the Alliance through all available channels, including website, newsletters, social media etc.

  • Dementia Friendly Tours

    In 2017 we will arrange one or more tours exclusively for people living with dementia and their carers when the Museum is closed to the general public.