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Hadleigh Farmers’ Agricultural Association organisers of The Hadleigh Show

The Hadleigh Show regularly welcomes over 12,000 visitors through its gates each year. Entering the 178th year the Hadleigh Farmers Agricultural Association is working to become one of the first show in the UK to work to become a dementia friendly event. A well designed showground ensures a good flow of visitors past varied trade stands and show rings with cattle, sheep, horses and other attractions on display. The Food Hall, Rural Craft marquee, Flower Show and Art Exhibition all showcase local products and talent. Supporting the work of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance to become a dementia friendly Hadleigh

Updated:
24 April 2017
Location:
East of England
Local Alliances:
Hadleigh 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?

The Hadleigh Show has been at the heart of the community in Hadleigh for 178 years.  This Agricultural show is one of the first of its kind to be working to become a dementia friendly event in the UK.

 We aim to:

  •  Raise awareness and understanding to dementia by inviting our stewards and stall holders to attend a dementia friends information session in advance of the show
  •  Work with the HDAA and other local alliances to host a tent at the main event to allow them to raise awareness and understanding to dementia
  •  Engage with people with dementia, their families and carers to see how we can make our show more dementia friendly and accessible. 
  • Make our show ground as accessible as nature and resources will allow

We will advertise that we are dementia friendly business on our website and sign post people back to the Alliance website www.hadleighdementiafriends.co.uk    

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

Our biggest challenge will be to encourage our stakeholders and stewards to attend a dementia friend’s information session

 Our second challenge is that our show venue is outdoors and holds the challenges of mother nature.

Member website

www.hadleighshow.co.uk/

2. Actions

  • To Raise Awareness And Understanding Of Dementia For Stall Holders and Stewards

    To offer all stakeholders and stewards the opportunity to attend a dementia friends information session in advance of this year’s show.  

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

  • To publicly announce and promote that the Hadleigh Show is working to become a dementia friendly event

    We aim to announce our intentions through a number of sources

    • Announcing our partnership with the HDAA in the local press and through members Newsletters and communications to stakeholders and stewards.  Highlighting how they can get involved.
    • Promote our actions through our website and social media pages
    • Invite the HDAA to host a stand at the event

    Issue dementia friendly stickers at the gate to participants on the day of the event

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • To make the event as dementia friendly as nature allows

    By completing an environmental check list for the event site we will create a long term plan for environmental change.   We understand that our environment can have a big impact on someone with dementia.

     We will look to make changes to signage, to parking, and to literature that we produce. 

     

    Status:
    Implementation

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Listen to people with dementia

    We aim to create a dementia friendly brochure

     We will also ask local people with dementia how they feel about attending the show and what adaptations would encourage them to continue attending or come back

     For example:

    Would images on signage help to find what you are looking for?

    Would focal points on maps help find your location eg. Toilets are by the big tree?

    Cups and saucers on signs to note somewhere to have a break and drink

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Support the work of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance

    The Hadleigh Show would support the work of the local action alliance by including their logos on our website and displaying a dementia friendly sticker in our window at the event.   

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member