Our UTV Promo Video for The People’s Projects

LGNI were delighted to be runners up in the People’s Projects Awards and to set up and co-ordinate the delivery of an additional 3 Connecting Care Homes Projects involving linking up pupils to their local Nursing/Care Home. Projects involved creative activities using multiple mediums. All pupils received a Dementia Awareness/Dementia Friends training session in preparation for meeting and engaging with the residents. Being more aware has also helped them in their interactions with the older members of their families and neighbours.
Taking part were:
• Glencarron Nursing Home & St. Patrick’s Primary School /Gaelscoil Phàdraig Naofa (Irish language school) Crossmaglen involving 12 pupils and 14 residents
13 pupils and 1 staff member completed Dementia Awareness/Dementia Friend training

• Spelga Mews Care Home & Bridge Integrated Primary School, Banbridge involved 18 pupils and 12 residents.
58 pupils plus 4 staff completed Dementia Awareness/Dementia Friend training
Both of these Art Projects were facilitated by Sticky Fingers Arts

• Gillaroo Lodge, & Roddensvale School, Larne involved 10 residents and 12 students and was facilitated by the school’s art teacher.
24 pupils and 6 school staff plus 15 care home staff completed Dementia Awareness/Dementia Friend Training

LGNI link up people of all ages in communities.  We  are missing this at the moment and looking forward to being able to create these connections again in the not too distant future as the benefit to all ages involved is evident!