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Wetherspoon – The Golden Lion

This pub is the former Golden Lion, a long-standing fixture on High Street. The sign of The Golden Lion is thought to have originated with King Henry I. Known as the Lion of Justice, Henry started a royal menagerie at Woodstock, which included lions – reputedly the first to be seen in England. Many of our pubs are restored from interesting and, in several cases, unique buildings. Wetherspoon’s chairman and founder, Tim Martin, said: “We take immense pride in the restoration and refurbishment of wonderful buildings into Wetherspoon pubs. We feel that it is right to celebrate the history of the buildings.” The Golden Lion offers a wide range of real ales, lagers, ciders, wines and spirits; with a comprehensive food menu available all day. Facilities include licensed outdoor area, children welcome, Racing UK, TV screens WIFI, Baby change, step free access, order and pay …

Updated:
24 January 2019
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Retail, 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 would seek to promote awareness of dementia issues to our staff so that those living with dementia and their carers feel comfortable and at ease in The Golden Lion. We would wish to review what we do on a regular basis and endeavour to improve our facilities and our awareness of dementia issues.   We would seek to resolve specific problems that may occur with individuals from time to time.

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

Allocating time for Dementia awareness sessions due to the number of staff and their different work hours. We also need to include dementia awareness in new staff induction programmes. Making sure that all staff have a good understanding of the issues surrounding people living with Dementia. Helping staff not to make assumptions.

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

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

    Status:
    Planning
  • Work in partnership with Newmarket DAA

    Wetherspoon (The Golden Lion) 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.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Promoting dementia awareness

    Wetherspoon (The Golden Lion)  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 Company/Organisation/Retailer

    Status:
    Being implemented