Yemeni Dreams Film

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:
www.thestar.co.uk/news/tearful-moment-yemeni-steel-workers-recognised-1-6114740
The film will be shown at the Showcasing Event on 28th November (see previous post).

Life Story Work Resource Pack being developed

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.

Plans for a Life Story Showcasing Event

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.

Visit to BIADS Barnsley

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:

  • The value of life story in making connections between people
  • Being aware that it can sometimes be emotional for family carers
  • Sharing experiences of how it can help people with dementia feel proud about themselves and their life.

Keep up the fantastic work BIADS and stay in touch.