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South Asian Arts-uk

SAA-uk's mission is to enrich people's lives through engagement and participation in traditional and contemporary South Asian music and dance. SAA-uk is an innovative organisation on the cutting edge and pushing the boundaries in how traditional and contemporary Indian Music and Dance is performed, presented and experienced by audiences, participants and Artists. All underpinned by SAA-uk Concert Series, SAA-uk Music & Dance Academies, SAA-uk Summer School, SAA-uk Community engagement programme and Artists Support programme. SAA-uk leads the way in spotting, nurturing, developing and presenting the very best of Young and upcoming talent and facilitating contemporary cross-cultural music.

19 April 2018
Yorkshire and Humber
Arts, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Community organisations, Recreation
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?

South Asian Arts-uk, a charity based in Leeds providing an holistic Arts experience through the prism of South Asian classical Arts, enthusiastically embodies the Equality Act, through our own Equal Opportunities policy and annually revised action plan.

Through our commitment to Equality and Diversity, we embrace the National Dementia declaration and in particular the right to lead a full and complete life.  In that sense SAA-uk will seek to remove any barrier we understand exist for those and immediate families that suffer from Dementia, and the participation and enjoyment of Indian classical music and dance.

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

SAA-uk's challenges exist in the full understanding of those obstacles that those who suffer from Dementia encounter on a daily basis. 

In that sense, we will be training our staff members to better appreciate and understand those challenges, and be sensitive in programmes of delivery so as not to provide an obstacle to the enjoyment of our services.

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