Thursday, 14 February 2013
The Peace Hospice’s ‘Creating Memories - conversations towards the end of life’ project has received a prestigious Award for All Ages award in recognition of its pioneering approach in bringing older and younger people together.
The annual Awards for All Ages is run by social enterprise United for All Ages which seeks to tackle the issues of improving care, reducing loneliness and challenging ageist stereotypes.
Hospice Schools and Colleges Co-ordinator, Allison Tromans-Nunes explained ‘The Creating Memories project was an excellent example of how inter-generational initiatives can benefit everyone involved. Twelve students and four Hospice patients worked together, over a period of four weeks, to produce a representation of the patient’s life using photographs of objects, pictures and memorabilia.’
Allison added ‘The project broke down barriers by sharing, comparing and creating new memories and challenged assumptions about age, disability and illness. We held an exhibition to celebrate the project and our patients told us they had found a ‘new voice’ which demonstrated how rich their lives had been and how valued they felt.’
Hospice Chief Executive, Sue Plummer said ‘I am delighted that the Hospice’s work with young people and patients has been recognised by United for All Ages and I congratulate the team on their success.’
The Peace Hospice works closely with schools and colleges to raise awareness of hospice care and to encourage children and young people to explore feelings of grief and loss.
For more information on this work please contact Allison Tromans-Nunes on 01923 330330 or email her