The life stories of a group of older men from the Yemen living in Sheffield can be viewed: www.vimeo.com/75967944
The film has evolved from the idea of seeing how life story work may be used with different cultural groups.
See an article in the Sheffield Star:
The film will be shown at the Showcasing Event on 28th November (see previous post).
The launch of the film made of the life stories of older steel workers from the Yemen is planned for Wednesday 2nd October 2013 at Vestry Hall Burngreave Sheffield, details to follow. More about the film available at:
We are pleased to be able to announce that development has started on our life story work resource pack. The content for this has been explored through focus groups and conversations with people with dementia, family carers and health and social care staff. We plan to launch the pack at the Showcasing event in November. An exciting move forward in our aim to help more people to benefit from life story work.
We met last week to prepare the session we are delivering to Sheffield Dignity Champions on July 18th. We are planning a lively and interactive afternoon, getting people ‘hands on’ with Life Story Work.
One of our ideas for the showcasing event in November is to have a ‘Soundscape’ room, where we play sounds that people with dementia have told use evoke memories for them. We want ideas from people with dementia on what sounds to include.
Two student nurses at a nursing home for people with dementia have made a beautiful Life Story book for a resident. What a great way for students to learn about older people and the lives they have lived.
The Told in South Yorkshire Life Story Work advisory group met today. As usual it was great to share an enthusiasm and desire to get Life Story Work more widely used in Sheffield and beyond.
Our plans for the next 12 months include:
Developing some written and online information about life story work and how to get started
Promoting the work of the group more widely in South Yorkshire
Organising a Showcasing Event sometime in November 2013, we envisage a really stimulating and interactive day that people can drop into with activities, examples, talks.
Keep checking the website in coming months for more information.
Three of the Told in South Yorkshire Advisory Group visited Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS) today. We received a warm welcome and enjoyed a great couple of hours sharing experiences and examples of using Life Story Work. Some of the key discussions included:
Keep up the fantastic work BIADS and stay in touch.