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Goole Town Council

The purpose of Junction is to provide the widest possible access to the best possible arts activities and to develop our audiences using partnership approaches wherever the opportunity arises. Through this, the building, its facilities and its programme aim to achieve sustainable increases in the cultural and economic offer of Goole, contributing to the artistic, social, educational and recreational development of the town and the surrounding region.

29 December 2017
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance, East Riding 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?

As a cultural orgainsiation, Junction's remit is to deliver a programme of events that is accessible and relevant to all our communities and reflects our commitment to the Creative Case for Diversity.  This means we will:

Provide an appropriate, safe and supported environemt for people living with dementia and their carers to attend our events.Enlist management and front of house staff to receive a Dementia Friends awareness raising session.Develop a specific Dementia Friendly strand to our cinema programme, in consultation with local agencies and individuals in the field of dementia care.Wherever possible, make adjustments to our systems, operations or building to make them accessible and appropriate to people living with dementia and their carers.

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

Insufficient uptake for DF screenings to ensure viability beyond the pilot period (autumn 2017) as we receive no funding for these.

We have limited space in the building and very limited resources to fund any adjustments.  There is, however, a genuine commitment from staff to make this happen.

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2. Actions

  • Join the DAA

    This is our first step, enabling us to access further information and guidance on reaching our goals.

  • Raise staff awareness & understanding

    Arrange for a Dementia Friends information session for management and front of house staff, resulting in these members of staff becoming Dementia Friends themselves.  This should enable them to be more capable and confident of offering support if needed to people living with dementia and their carers.

    Being implemented
  • Begin DF strand to Cinema Programme

    Following a building audit, we will conduct a pilot programme of DF screenings in autumn 2017, in consulation with agencies and others working in the field.  These will be evaluated for sustainability and any learning points, with adjustments made as necessary to future screenings/events.

    Being implemented