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Inspired Pots

Inspired Pots is a paint-your-own ceramics studio. We provide a friendly and relaxed environment in which anyone, regardless of any age or ability, can create their own unique work of art. You do not need to be artistic or crafty, our friendly staff are always on hand to offer help and inspiration.

15 May 2019
North East
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?

Our main aim as a business is to be accessible to all regardless of age or ability. I think being creative is essential for everyone's personal well being and being able to run a studio where all can express their creativity is at the heart of what we do. Our studio is set up to allow easy movement and good visibility of products, we have explanatory leaflets available which set out clear step by step guides on how to decorate an item. Our friendly staff are always on hand to get you started, to offer advice on how to use the various decorating tools & techniques and to provide inspiration as needed. We seek to make all feel welcome and hope we can inspire everyone to "have a go" at being creative.

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

We need to train our staff to ensure we have a better understanding of dementia. We need to check our premises to ensure they are dementia friendly

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2. Actions

  • Staff training

    staff to attend a DF information session

    Being implemented
  • display information booklet

    Display the Information Booklet - a Summary of Activities and Support in West Northumberland for those affected by dementia and memory problems

  • DF sessions

    offer a DF morning (during the week - possibly first Thursday in the month and term time only)

  • Offer a 'Quiet Space'

    Offer a 'Quiet Space'. We have a small seating area (two sofas in an enclosed area, accessed by 4 steps) where the lighting is lower and the music is turned off to one side of our shop.