Funding from Wheelabrator to work in Flintshire
Posted on 19 May 2019
Book of You can now announce that we have been successful in our recent bid to Wheelabrator Technologies to hold our sessions in Flintshire.
We will work with already established groups (eg the Younger Onset Dementia group at the Old Brewery in Shotton, and Deep in Deeside at The Plough in Aston) and will be visiting groups such as Memory Cafés and carers groups locally and, if necessary, setting up new groups specifically to do our project. We have spoken to people living with dementia in the area and they are very keen to do the work as we haven’t worked with this client group in Flintshire for a long time.
We are interested in the role that community volunteers can provide in supporting people in their own communities through life reminiscence but we are aware that there are potentially broader impacts on community cohesion through increased connections, befriending, signposting to services and support and respite for family carers. We expect to see improved standards in health, safety and wellbeing.
Life reminiscence has a direct, positive impact on wellbeing. We see this all the time through our work over the years of course, but it has also been shown in a number of academic papers and in the initial findings of an in-depth study with Dementia Services Development Centre at Bangor University. Reducing social isolation has a direct, positive impact on health as shown in the recently published Ageing Well in Wales report. Life reminiscence creates personal and community heritage and uses and personalises culture as prompts for memories.
If you live in the Flintshire area and have dementia or care for someone with dementia, this would be a great opportunity to try out this activity free of charge. No computer experience is necessary as our Volunteers and Staff will help you. Please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. And look out for posters and information online as well as a radio interview coming soon on Radio Deeside.
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