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Bath Festivals

Bath Festivals is a charity that brings some of the finest international musicians, speakers and writers to entertain audiences, in the beautiful venues and spaces of our world heritage city. By creating innovative and diverse programmes, our festivals inspire and provide unique experiences for residents and visitors to Bath. We are responsible for The Bath Festival in the summer and Bath Children’s Literature Festival in the autumn, which bring the city alive with a celebration of the arts. Our year-round creative learning programme of hands-on music and literature projects gives children and young people opportunities to gain real-world experience, building their inner confidence and improving communication skills through the arts.

Updated:
3 January 2019
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Arts, Charity, Children Young People and Students
Local Alliances:
Bath & North East Somerset

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 an arts organisation that delivers events and festivals in our community it is vital that we are welcoming to everyone. We need to understand how we can support both people with dementia and their carers to attend our events. In order to do this we will :

Offer the Dementia Friends awareness training to staff and the volunteers at the end of their pre-festival briefing session.

Use the Bath and North East Somerset DAA logo in the Festival brochure and on our accessibility page.

Explore how we can offer better information for people with Dementia and their carers on our accessibility page.                                          

Programme Festival events which explore Dementia, giving an opportunity to the local DAA to advocate for their work, alongside having speakers which may be of specific interest to people with Dementia and their carers.

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

Ensuring that all staff and volunteers understand the importance of attending any training. Finding ways to disseminate information to the venues we hire and getting them on board in our pledge to become more Dementia friendly.Ensuring that any events we offer are sensitive to the needs of people with Dementia and their carers.Keeping up to date with developments and research.

2. Actions

  • Training

    Offer the Dementia Friends awareness training to staff in Jan/Feb 2019 and to our volunteers at the end of their pre-festival briefing session in May.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Using DAA Logos

    Use the Bath and North East Somerset DAA logo in the Festival brochure and on our accessibility page.
    Status:
    Investigating
  • Informing audience members

    Explore how we can offer better information for people with Dementia and their carers on our accessibility page.

    Status:
    Investigating
  • Dementia Events

    Programme Festival events which explore Dementia, giving an opportunity to the local DAA to advocate for their work, alongside having speakers which may be of specific interest to people with Dementia and their carers.

    Status:
    Being implemented