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Forum Cinema Hexham Limited

The Forum Cinema is an independent single-screen cinema and bar providing a family -friendly hub for cinema, film and live shows in the Tyne Valley. The Hexham Community Partnership is our sole shareholder: we donate profits to them to fund community projects in the area.

15 May 2019
North East
Arts, Businesses and shops
Local Alliances:
Tynedale 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 aim to be a dementia friendly venue, and to support a local network of other dementia friendly venues so that people with dementia (and their carers) can have access to and enjoy the same services as everyone else.

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

We need more understanding of the changes each venue will need to make to accommodate people with dementia, and an ongoing system of training for our staff and volunteers.

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2. Actions

  • Environmental Changes

    We will regularly review our venue and the facilities we offer against the DAA checklist, and where we are to make changes to improve access, we will. We will focus on making simple changes to keep the cinema accessible to anyone affected by dementia. 

    Initial Scoping
  • Dementia Friends Champions

    At least one of our regular staff will become our Dementia Friends Champion, with the aim of delivering training sessions and improving the whole staff's awareness of dementia. 

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Awareness Week

    We will participate in Dementia Awareness Week and offer dementia friendly screenings of regular shows. We will also develop a programme of other content aimed at being of interest to people with dementia and their carers.
  • Become part of the wider network

    We will look to play our part in the local Dementia Friendly Community. We will participate in the network of organisations aiming to become dementia friendly. We will act as a venue for meetings and encourage partner organisations to share what they are doing, with the aim of helping to co-ordinate a network of Dementia Friendly venues.
    Initial Scoping