TWAM creates museums, health and social care resource for work with older people 6 Nov 2020

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has worked with Northumbria University to create a new resource for health and social care professionals, giving an overview of using culture to support wellbeing, especially when working with older people. The resource covers activities that are a good fit for pain management, speech, cognitive stimulation, mental health, and social interaction. Zoë Brown, Outreach Officer at TWAM said “after working on heritage themed creative projects with older adults alongside health and social care professionals for many years, I wanted to help support more professionals to feel confident to facilitate their own heritage…this resource is the start of a long-term Museums, Health & Social Care Service.”  TWAM