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House of Memories’ ‘elves’ spread a little Christmas joy


Blackler's giant Santa at the Museum of Liverpool overlooks two of Santa's elves carrying House of Memories Christmas-themed memory boxes

Blackler’s giant Santa at the Museum of Liverpool keeps a watching eye over ‘honorary elf’ Bernice Blundell, Partner at FPC and a House of Memories elf.

This December, National Museums Liverpool’s House of Memories team will be delivering a special gift to people living with dementia across the North West.

Last week, dressed as Santa’s helpers, the team set up an ‘elves workshop’ to pack and wrap festive Memory boxes to send out to care homes and their residents.

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House of Memories’ award-winning support for carers


Earlier this month our House of Memories dementia awareness programme scooped an award at the Liverpool Older People’s Awards.

House of Memories received an award for the family and friends workshops which take place monthly at the Museum of Liverpool, and we are delighted that the programme was recognised in the Outstanding Older Person Initiative category.

The free workshops are open to anyone whose life has been touched by dementia.

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House of Memories' 5th birthday!


Last week we celebrated House of Memories’ 5th birthday!

We’re delighted that our dementia awareness programme has been running for over five years. During this time we’ve trained over 11,500 paid and family carers across the UK to help people to live well with dementia.

To celebrate we held a birthday party at the Museum of Liverpool – a special celebration afternoon for carers who have taken part in House of Memories, and their VIPS (the people they care for living with dementia).

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Five House of Memories activities for World Alzheimer’s Month


Memory walkSeptember 2017 is World Alzheimer’s Month, a campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

Here at National Museums Liverpool our House of Memories dementia awareness programme enables carers, family and friends to provide person-centred support for people living with dementia.

To mark World Alzheimer’s Month we’ve complied five House of Memories activities to do with a loved one during September and all year round.

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A memory suitcase for Liverpool's LGBT+ community!


Through our House of Memories dementia awareness programme we aim to show people how to deliver a positive quality of life experience for people living with dementia.

There are thought to be more than 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia, each person with their own individual story, background, relationships, and care requirements.

As part of our memory suitcase loan service you can borrow a suitcase filled with images and objects to help you deliver a reminiscence session with someone living with dementia. By recognising that each person has an individual story we felt it was vitally important to offer a range of suitcases to reflect different experiences and lives lived.

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Tags:  house of memories , LGBT+ , liverpool pride , memories , museum of liverpool , pride


Vote to help House of Memories' film win an international award


We’re incredibly excited that our House of Memories – Dementia Awareness for Family Carers film has been shortlisted for the Museums in Short Awards (in partnership with ICOM Italia and the European Museum Academy).

The Museums in Short Awards is an international contest for short videos and aims to share the most effective and innovative works in the field of museum communication and visitor experience.

Our video is up for the Public Special Mention Award and the Museums in Short Award.

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Tags:  competition , house of memories , liverpool , memories , museum of liverpool


HOP to it for pots of cash


Wouldn’t it be great if more older people could get involved in arts and culture as a means to leading happier, more fulfilled lives? In 2014, we created a network called HOP, which does just that.

HOP actually stands for Happy Older People, and it does exactly what it says on the tin! Joining forces with LightNight organisers Open Culture, we’ve produced and developed a network of organisations with the aim of finding new ways of working together to engage local older people in arts and culture.

We want to encourage other local organisations across the Liverpool City Region to apply for a new wave of funding we have available, to help older people feel less isolated through the enjoyment of arts and culture, meeting new people and learning new skills.

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"It's good to know you are not alone" free dementia awareness workshop for family carers


At National Museums Liverpool we’re delighted to be able to offer another free half-day dementia awareness workshop for family carers, taking place on 20 June at the Museum of Liverpool.

House of Memories is National Museums Liverpool’s award-winning dementia awareness training programme, providing both professionals and family carers with practical skills and resources to support people to live well with dementia.

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Dementia Awareness Week 2017 at National Museums Liverpool


Image © Robin Clewley

This week (15 – 21 May) is Dementia Awareness Week – an annual event organised by Alzheimer’s Society as an opportunity for everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to unite against dementia.Current figures suggest that more than 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK and 550,000 are acting as primary carers. At National Museums Liverpool we understand the importance of recording and caring for people’s memories and we are passionate about enhancing the wellbeing of people living with dementia and their carers.

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Buy memory resources from the new House of Memories online shop


A Liverpool-themed Memory Box filled with memorabilia and ephemera

A Liverpool-themed Memory Box available to buy from the House of Memories online shop.

We’re delighted to be able to share our new, accessible House of Memories online shop where you can purchase House of Memories activities and resources to use at home, or in your care setting.

The online shop went live with the launch of our new, dementia-friendly House of Memories website in April.

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Tags:  house of memories , learning , memories , museum of liverpool