This project based in Harpurhey was in partnership with Northwards Housing Association and funded by Forever Manchester. The sessions focused on various reminiscence themes to stimulate conversation and story telling.
Cake decorating with Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre
This is a project designed in consultation with the older members and volunteers of Harpurhey Wellbeing centre. The project is funded by Forever Manchester, a local charity that supports grass roots community based activities with the aim of reducing social isolation.
Memory Box Project Holmemanor Residential Home
Funded by East Lancs CCG this project involved Anthony, Jackie and Janet from Everyday People working in partnership with Paula, the activities co-ordinator at Holmemanor.
Activities included fun music & movement, arts & crafts, personalised Memory Box's involving wider family members of Holmemanor residents, a Memory Tree, a Group Identity Banner and a variety of memory recording techniques to go inside the Memory Box's.
Happy Days Reminiscence Adactus Housing - Victoria Court
Funded by Adactus Housing Neighborhood Grant Award. We delivered 8 Happy Day's Reminiscence themed session's that proved to be hugely successful in engaging hard to reach, vulnerable tenants.
After evaluating this project with residents and the local warden we are currently seeking new funding sources to build on the much valued work we have already achieved.
Memory Box Project Senior's Together in Rossendale
East Lancs Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale CVS have funded this project. A series of Reminiscence sessions based on 'Memory Box Therapy' psychotherapeutic model of 'Life-Story work'. We are currently half way through delivering 40 sessions in 4 seperate schemes in and around the Bacup area.
Happy Days Reminiscence Sheltered Housing in Partnership RBH
This Awards 4 All Lottery project was delivered in partnership with the Sheltered Housing in Partnership group (SHIP). A group of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing tenants that serve the interests of all the tenants in the borough. We delivered the Happy Days Reminiscence project to 4 schemes, 50+ sessions in total. The objective was also to support the SHIP committee to produce a newsletter (see above) that had positive stories about local people involved in the project whilst raising the profile of the SHIP committee, which we achieved. We are now planning another Lottery funded project to build on the foundations we have set.