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National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art celebrates Newmarket’s status as the historic home of horseracing. It was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 3rd November 2016 and sits at the heart of the community on a five acre site in the centre of the town.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Forest Heath District Council, Suffolk County Council, the Racing Industry and many private trusts, foundations and individuals, the project is an important partnership between the public and private sectors. Comprising a modern museum, sporting art collection, exhibition galleries, shop, restaurant, active yard and Olympia sized arena displaying former racehorses being retrained, it is a major visitor attraction in the region.

It seeks to open up the history and science of horseracing and the art of British sport to as wide an audience as possible.

30 July 2019
East of England
Arts, Other
Local Alliances:
Newmarket 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?

We are a heritage centre in the town, through training/awareness sessions we aim to improve our customer service on how to recognise the signs of a customer that may have dementia/vulnerability. We would then be able to support them if need be.

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

Making sure that all staff have a good understanding of the issues surrounding people living with Dementia by attending and cascading training. 

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    We will arrange for staff/volunteers to be dementia aware to ensure greater understanding of the condition and how we can help.

  • Work in partnership with Newmarket DAA

    National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art will work with the Newmarket Dementia Action Alliance to support Newmarket to become a dementia friendly community and encourage other organisations to attend Dementia Friends sessions and sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance.

  • Promoting dementia awareness

    National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art will display the NDAA window sticker to show it is a member of the NDAA. Also when applicable and appropriate the dementia friendly sticker, to demonstrate it is a dementia friendly organisation.