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Dementia Friendly Kent

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Intergenerational Projects

During the first part of 2013 we explored different approaches to intergenerational activity between young people and people living with dementia. Each project was a 3-way collaboration between a community based organisation, young people and people living with dementia.

To take part people and organisations followed a co-production approach where young people and people living with dementia participated together in planning, testing and carrying out the project. All participants agreed to share their learning  to inform the development of a learning resource pack.

All these projects were experimenting with new ways of working together – have a look at lessons learned in the Intergenerational top tips.

Ipad project

Herne Bay

Duke of Edinburgh students from Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Canterbury and residents from Kimberley Care Residential Home, Herne Bay have been enjoying the use of iPads for real time reminiscence

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Dance project

Hythe

Students studying social care at Brockhill Park Performing Arts School, were supported by creative social enterprise Ladder to the Moon, to collaborate on a dance performance with residents from Hawkinge House Nursing Home.

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Art installation

Margate

BrightShadow performance company worked alongside young people from the Children's Society and residents from the Trinity Foyer COGs Club, Margate to produce an art installation about dementia.

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Film project

Canterbury

Students from Canterbury College collaborated with community organisations around Canterbury High Street to film and interview people about what a dementia friendly community means to them.

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Dementia Friends and Afternoon Tea

Isle of Sheppey

After becoming Dementia Friends, students from the Oasis Academy on the Isle of Sheppey, raised money and hosted Afternoon Tea and activities for residents of Barton Court care home.

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National Dementia Challenge Life Story Books

Gravesham

In 2012 Northfleet School for Girls and St John’s RC School schools in Gravesham won a place in the National Schools' Dementia Challenge, chaired by Angela Rippon. Students collaborated clients from Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services to develop Life Story Books.

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