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Memories of London for people living dementia


Pictured l-r Sam Vaux, House of Memories Marketing Officer, Brian Hallett, House of Memories Creative Development Specialist, Dawn Carroll, House of Memories Relationship Programme Manager, and Marina Spiteri, Memories of London Programme Coordinator at the Museum of London.

Pictured l-r Sam Vaux, House of Memories Marketing Officer, Brian Hallett, House of Memories Creative Development Specialist, Dawn Carroll, House of Memories Relationship Programme Manager, and Marina Spiteri, Memories of London Programme Coordinator at the Museum of London.

If we were to say ‘Memories of London’, what would you think of? The answer would probably depend on whether you were a Londoner, or a visitor to the city. Dawn Carroll, House of Memories Relationship Programme Manager tells us more...

“Recently, we worked in partnership with the Museum of London to explore the type of memories an older person from London might recall, from the splendour of dining at Lyons’ Corner House in Piccadilly to more modest activities, such as ice skating on the pond at Hampstead Health. 

"Professional carers and families from across the City of London received House of Memories dementia awareness training on 5 November 2019 at the Museum of London and were the first to explore this brand new app content.

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FPC helps people living with dementia to share memories


From left to right - Emma Riley, House of Memories Marketing Officer, two care home residents, Ian Taylor, Sefton New Directions (behind), Moira O'Shaughnessy, Partner at FPC, and Martina Barr, Service Manager from James Dixon Court. Image courtesy Sefton New Directions.

From left to right - Emma Riley, House of Memories Marketing Officer, two care home residents, Ian Taylor, Sefton New Directions (behind), Moira O'Shaughnessy, Partner at FPC, and Martina Barr, Service Manager from James Dixon Court. Image courtesy Sefton New Directions.

Financial Planning Corporation (FPC) has been providing financial planning and investment management services to successful business owners, senior executives and personal investors for the last 30 years, helping their clients to secure their future and protect what’s important to them. The firm works collaboratively with a network of professional advisers in all sectors, including solicitors and accountants, with a specific focus on estate planning, tax management and business and succession planning.

As well as supporting clients’ own personal fundraising efforts, FPC is committed to making a difference, both in its local community and further afield. 

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Tags:  Financial Planning Corporation , FPC , House of Memories , dementia , corporate support , corporate


Join us for Dementia Action Week


A memory walk of The People's Republic gallery at the Museum of Liverpool © Gareth Jones

A memory walk of The People's Republic gallery, Museum of Liverpool © Gareth Jones

Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May) unites people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action, and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging everyone to take action by starting a conversation; whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it’s time to start talking.

More than 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK and 700,000 are acting as primary carers. We stand together with Alzheimer’s Society in their determination to create a dementia-friendly UK where people with dementia are included and supported to live the lives they want.

Museums can be fantastic resources to help unlock memories, improve communication and understanding, and enrich the lives of those living with dementia. Our award-winning House of Memories dementia awareness programme has provided training and resources to more than 12,000 health and social care professionals and families across the UK and internationally.

To mark Dementia Action Week, we have lots of free, memory-based events and activities that families, their loved ones and older visitors can get involved with at the Museum of Liverpool.

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Tags:  get involved , dementia action week , community , memories , museum of liverpool , world museum , house of memories , My House of Memories app


National Museums Liverpool takes House of Memories to Singapore


Memorandum of Understanding signing between National Museums Liverpool, The British Council and the National Heritage Board (NHB) at Eden Hall.Pictured l-r – From the National Heritage Board (Singapore) – Ms  Amanda Chan, Senior Manager, (Silver Hubs, Heritage Institutions), Ms Chang Hwee Nee, Chief Executive Officer, and Mr Alvin Tan, Deputy Chief Executive (Policy and Community); as well as Ms Carol Rogers, Director of Engagement, National Museums Liverpool, Ms Mei-kwei Barker, Director of the British Council Singapore, HE Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner to Singapore, and Dr Sarah Meisch, Director of Arts and Creative Industries at the British Council Singapore. Image © British Council.

29 April 2019 marked a wonderful, historic moment for House of Memories, in helping us to support more people living with dementia, their families and caregivers internationally. On this day, National Museums Liverpool signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The British Council and National Heritage Board (NHB) to develop our House of Memories museum-led dementia awareness training programme, in Singapore.

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Tags:  British High Commission Singapore , British Council , British Council Singapore , National Heritage Board , National Museums Liverpool , house of memories , My House of Memories app , dementia , Singapore


'Highland Memories' supports people living with dementia in Highland


A selection of objects from Highland museums

A selection of objects from 'Highland Memories' featured within the My House of Memories app. 

Over the past year House of Memories has been working with the Highland Museums Forum – a network of independent museums and visitor attractions that span the Highland’s 31,000 square kilometres of moors, mountains, towns and villages.

Dawn Carroll, Relationship Programme Manager for House of Memories tells us more: "You may remember that we took the House of Memories dementia awareness training day to Inverness in February 2018 to kick start our ‘Highland Memories’ project. Since then our colleagues at High Life Highland have been gathering objects and material from across the forum members to add to the My House of Memories app.

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Tags:  House of Memories , National Museums Liverpool , High Life Highland , Highland Museums Forum , Museums Galleries Scotland , My House of Memories app , dementia


Easter holidays at Museum of Liverpool


Children playing

Kids at play in 1950s. Image © Karl Hughes ARPS 1901-1979 courtesy of Suzanne Lawton

For some of you you’re half way through it and for others it’s about to start but in either case the words school holidays can strike panic in the heart of any parent!

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Tags:  childhood , easter , exhibition , house of memories , liverpool , museum of liverpool , school holidays


Galkoff's and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place update


Tiled shop front with decorative hoarding

Galkoff’s butcher’s shop today – behind protective hoarding. Image courtesy of LSTM

The Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place project team, along with 24 volunteers have been delving into the history of this well-known Liverpool Street. The focus has been on two key heritage sites: Galkoff’s Jewish butcher shop and Watkinson Terrace, Liverpool’s last surviving example of court housing.

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Tags:  galkoff , house of memories , research , social history , volunteers