'Buddy days' for family carers and volunteers

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house-of-memories-DSC_4776 You may have heard about our highly successful 'House of Memories' dementia awareness programme, which has reached more than 7000 health, housing and social care workers. We’re really excited about our latest new initiative, the House of Memories ‘Buddy’ day, which is not for the workforce, but aimed at supporting families, volunteers and friends of those living with dementia. We know through the people we talk to at the many events we attend, that when a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia they can feel isolated and often don’t know where to turn. The ‘Buddy’ day aims to introduce basic information about dementia and explain how our resources and activities can help, all within the beautiful surroundings of the Museum of Liverpool. As well as a high-quality theatrical experience, the Buddy day will include a chance to try out the innovative My House of Memories app, and enjoy a museum memory tour. We hope that meeting like-minded people in a friendly environment will allow people to feel reassured and supported – and did we mention that there is a free lunch included? You can choose any day from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 April, and the event will last from 10am-2.30pm (registration from 9.30am). To book on a Buddy day you need to live with or care for someone or volunteer within the Liverpool postcode area. To find out more call 0151 478 4240 or email us at learning@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk. The House of Memories ‘Buddy’ programme has been funded by Liverpool City Council and Barnett Waddingham.