Memories of London: Focus on Dementia Volunteer
Help the Museum of London to become more dementia-friendly
Do you have lived experience of dementia?
Do you want to share your views about how we can change as an organisation to become more dementia friendly?
We need your ideas and experience to expand our offer to become a more inclusive, welcoming and engaging museum for people living with dementia.
At the Museum of London we’re committed to understanding the barriers which some groups face when visiting cultural venues.
The Museum of London’s Memories of London Programme aims to use our rich collections to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia and their carers and to make fundamental changes to our museum to make it as inclusive as possible. We would love your help and guidance to make this happen.
We are looking for volunteers with lived experience of dementia to help the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands to achieve our aim of becoming more welcoming for this community. Volunteers living with a dementia diagnosis are welcome to volunteer as an individual or with a loved one or carer. Those with experience of caring for someone with dementia in the past or currently are also welcome individually.
Volunteers will receive relevant training related to the Museum of London and the Memories of London programme and support with any additional needs.
Through the role, you can hope to meet new people, share your experiences of living in London and get your creative juices flowing, while making a lasting impact by helping us to become a more dementia friendly organisation.
A full volunteer role description can be found here.
We'll be hosting an Insight Session at the Museum of London for anyone who has lived experience of dementia and is interested in finding out more about this role. It will include an introduction to the Memories of London programme, a taster dementia-friendly session and a discussion about how the Dementia Reference group would like to be formed and its focuses.
Date: Wednesday 19th February 2020
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN
Please contact Marina Spiteri if you would like to attend the session, or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7566 9816