Training dates and booking
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Training programme overview
The House of Memories is a museum dementia awareness training programme developed and delivered by National Museums Liverpool. You can read more about the success of the first phase of the scheme in the evaluation report (pdf) or watch a video to find out more.
The training centres on the fantastic objects, archives and life stories, held within National Museums Liverpool. It aims to provide social care staff (in care home and home care settings) with new skills and resources to share with people living with dementia, that will positively contribute to their wellbeing and quality of life, and offer potential alternatives to medication.
The training programme is a whole day workshop session. There is no charge for this training.
Training dates for 2014 in Liverpool
Workshops at the Museum of Liverpool are available on the following dates for the current phase of training:
- 21, 22, 28, 29 January 2014 FULLY BOOKED
- 4, 5, 11, 12 February 2014
- 4, 5 March 2014
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0151 478 4240 to book your free place on one of these workshop dates.
These workshops are aimed at those working in Merseyside to support people living with dementia and their carers to live well. This includes health and social care staff as well as others who work in public facing services, for example housing, welfare rights, library and leisure services, public transport etc.
New workshops in the Midlands
After a highly successful set of training dates in Liverpool, Salford, Bury and Tyne & Wear, we are now extending the programme to venues in the Midlands, in collaboration with local cultural partners. Workshops are available on the following dates:
- 11 and 12 March 2014 - Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
- 18 and 19 March 2014 - Leicester Guildhall
- 24 and 25 March 2014 - Wollaton Hall, Nottingham
These workshops are aimed at those who support people living with dementia in the health and social care sector. You are eligible to book on to the training if you are working in Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham and the surrounding areas. Please note that early booking is advised.
To book please phone 0151 478 4240 or email email@example.com with your preferred date, venue and full contact details and we will get back to you. We will need the names of all the delegates who wish to attend.
House of Memories training outcomes
Participants are encouraged to:
- access a wide range of practical skills and knowledge to develop their practice;
- understand how information about a person’s family history and personality can be used to support an individual to live well with dementia;
- communicate with an individual using a range of cultural and arts based methods to stimulate positive interactions;
- help individuals living with dementia enjoy life and make a positive contribution towards re-building self esteem and confidence;
- provide a safe and secure environment for older people living with dementia in a museum and/or care setting;
- involve carers and extended family to support individuals living with dementia, through shared creative activity;
- connect with the National Museums Liverpool elder care programmes;
- measure individual achievement aligned to the new Skills for Care (QCF) training strands.
During the second phase of training we held 20 training dates at the Museum of Liverpool between October 2012 and March 2013, supported by Liverpool Primary Care Trust.
In 2013 we also extended the House of Memories training programme to other venues in the North, in collaboration with local cultural partners and with support from the Department of Health. This included workshops at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Bury Art Museum and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Read about the evaluation of the House of Memories Northern model, 2013 (pdf) .