We awarded funding to the charity Memories are Golden who offer specialised day care services to individuals living with dementia and suffering from heart conditions, diabetes, and other long-term physical conditions.
Our funding was used for the purchase of a scrapbook for every service-user, who love looking through the book and talking about the photographs. Each service-user now has their own scrapbook full of happy memories of days out they have shared and special celebration days including birthdays and Christmas.
In their feedback, Memories are Golden reported that the scrapbooks are continually added to with new photographs, and their service-users can also share these with their families and friends. Many of them have dementia and by browsing through the scrapbooks they are reminded of happy days with their hub friends.
They emphasised how lovely it was to see them browsing over the books with a cup of tea, chatting together about a particular event, a special day or showing their friends.