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EVERYBODY DANCE aims to inspire, create and explore great dance experiences with disabled and non-disabled people of all ages in unexpected spaces.

15 May 2018
West Midlands
Arts, Care, Community organisations, Education Sector, Health, Schools, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Herefordshire 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?

EVERYBODY DANCE creates, manages and leads dance opportunities for people living with dementia, their families and carers. The work takes place principally in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and projects to date include: * Bespoke Tea Dance sessions in care homes and meeting centres in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. * Farm Dance projects that combine 'tours' to a working farm with a tea dance in a converted cattle shed. * Intergenerational dance sessions for young people and elders * outdoor tea dances in parks and gardens

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

We work in a rural area with the associated challenges for participants of: * Transport to events * Physical access to spaces * Social isolation * Limiting attitudes to dance as a social and creative activity Our organisational challenges inlcude: * Limited funding to subsidise projects * Lack of confidence from the gate keepers preventing peoples participation * Lack of understanding from care home staff on the impact of dance on peoples health and well being * limited appropriate spaces for dance activity within the carehomes

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