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Beauty and Utility Arts

Beauty and Utility Arts is a Leicestershire based Arts and Health social enterprise developing and managing creative projects and products with social benefits. For products please see Our Memory Lanes (www.ourmemorylanes.co.uk) We work across all art forms and have strong partnerships with the NHS, local authorities, CCGs, GP surgeries, housing associations, charities and others. Twitter: @beauty_utility and @OurMemoryLanes

Updated:
5 June 2016
Location:
East Midlands
Sectors:
Arts, Charity, Children Young People and Students, Clinical Commissioning Group, Education Sector, Health, Hospices, Housing Sector, Local Authorities, Local DAA Members, Recreation, Retail, Schools, Social Care, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Dementia Action Alliance , Hinckley and Bosworth 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?

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?

By ensuring all artists working with us are Dementia Friends.By planning our work with older people well and meeting the needs of those living with Dementia. Examples include adapting facilitation methods and equipment, working with customers living with Dementia in a person centred way, supporting participants to take part in good quality arts activities by continually listening and learning.

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

I don’t envisage any problems. The above approach is a core part of our business anyway, we just want to improve and keep learning.

2. Actions

  • Improve the awareness of our staff and artists of dementia

    We will ensure all our participatory artists working with older people become a Dementia Friend as part of their project induction with us.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2013 - Fourth Quarter update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter update

    In progress

  • To compile a pilot person centred support pack for residents of Hinckley and Bosworth, to sit with the county wide information leaflets

    Beauty and Utility Arts have been commissioned by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to develop a person centred booklet/ring bound folder to sit with the county Dementia Care Pathway leaflets currently being completed.  

    Our aim is to create something useful and informative for Borough residents looking for a way of keeping track of local information and their own journey, for example a space for notes taken at GP appointments, local activities centred around people living with dementia and plenty of room for personal journals and notes about individual likes and dislikes. All of which will be useful for the individual, their carers or supporters and appointments with doctors etc.    

    Status:

    2013 - Fourth Quarter update

    In progress

    2013 - Third Quarter update

    In progress