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The Racing Centre

The Racing Centre is an independent Charity for stud, racing staff and the wider community. Based in the centre of Newmarket we provide a varied fitness programme, comprehensive and bespoke event services, and fully functioning bar. We have rooms to hire which have been designed to be incredibly flexible spaces for business meetings, training, and small conferences. We offer a range of services and community development through exercise, education and social activities. Our vision is to create an inclusive community hub in the heart of Newmarket that heroes our racing and stud staff but welcomes and supports our entire community. We provide information advice and guidance in partnership with our agencies to improve overall health and wellbeing. The centre offers a variety of services and a place to exercise, socialise and learn in a safe welcoming environment. We offer access to many sporting opportunities, rehabilitation and injury.

8 April 2019
East of England
Arts, Health, Hospitality, Membership organisation
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 community hub in the town centre, through training/awareness sessions we could improve our customer services on how to recognise the signs of a customer that may have dementia/vulnerability. We would be able to support them if need be.

The Racing Centre supports people living with dementia and the vulnerable, helping them feel supported in the community.We ensure that staff are welcoming, helpful and supportive to all visitors which helps people living with dementia to feel safe.

We have fitness programmes and are successfully working with members in the Racing community with the onset of dementia.

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.

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2. Actions

  • Improve our undertstanding of Dementia

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

  • Work in partnership with Newmarket DAA

    The Racing Centre 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 awareness sessions and sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance.

    Being implemented
  • Promoting Dementia awareness

    The Racing Centre will display the NDAA window sticker to show it is a member of the NDAA and the "Working to become Dementia Friendly" sticker. These show that The Racing Centre is a Dementia friendly organisation.

    Being implemented