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Gunnersbury Park & Museum

We are the local history museum for the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow, set within a 186 acre public park.

4 December 2017
Arts, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Education Sector, Local Authorities, Other, Recreation, Schools
Local Alliances:
Ealing 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 the local history museum for two London boroughs, we have a duty to ensure accessibility for all to our collections. We have been developing ways to include people with dementia in what we do by developing a series of Reminiscence sessions linked to the themes of our galleries and are in the process of developing toolkit / loan box for carers / families to help them run Reminiscence sessions with their elders.

As a park and museum we interact with the public and so we want to ensure that all staff and volunteers are dementia awareness trained 

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

Time to train everyone and ongoing budget to sustain programming

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2. Actions

  • Train staff and volunteers in dementia awareness

    Dementia Friends training for all staff and volunteers prior to the museum reopening. If budgets allow, more in depth training will be sought also.

  • Run pilot Reminiscence project for people with dementia

    In partnership with Alzheimer's Society Hounslow's SURP

  • Develop dementia-friendly tours for the park & museum

    As part of a regular offer, to be launched during Dementia Awareness Week 2018