Working with Alzheimers's Society
Within the Health and Social Care department we are extending our relationship with the Alzheimer’s Society to work on a project with residents in the Hornsey Housing Trust. Students from our B90 Health and Social Care cohort will be attending the trust once a month as volunteers to take part in an intergenerational project being launched.
Health and Social Care learners are being paired with an elderly service user to spend the afternoon talking about their lives, memories and experiences. Our learners will be able to gain an insight in to the difficulties elderly people with dementia face, and also the difference they can make in rebuilding memories by spending time sitting, speaking to them, and asking them questions. Learners will also share experiences from their own lives to help service users gain an understanding young people’s lives today.