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Did you know that every week we have around 50 different classes and courses in our building that you can take part in. Whether you want to dance, act, or exercise, you can find great activities every day of the week

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Help us continue our artist support programmes, and the work we do in our community. Every £1 donated to Jacksons Lane is curently being matched £ for £ by Arts Council England!

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Reminiscence Projects

Our reminiscence work is based on the famous BBC Radio broadcast Desert Island Discs.

A volunteer who has been trained will work with a housing scheme, care home or other community setting working with one resident or client on their own Desert Island Disc presentation that is  presented to peers, staff and family members.

The volunteer and participant will work together in one on one sessions where through reminiscence and conversation about the participant’s artistic interests they will create a presentation of their life through the choosing favourite songs, TV and books. The volunteer will work with Jacksons Lane to source the participants Desert Island choices.

The volunteer and participant will liaise with each other and staff to organise the presentation of their Desert Island to chosen peers. Presentations can be a small or large as the participant wishes. In the past presentations have as small as to another member of staff to a big event with 30 guests.

To find out more about this project contact us at [email protected]

Here is some feedback from the project:

“Our volunteer worked on a one to one level with 2 tenants on two separate projects over a 4 month period.  This entailed 2 separate one hour sessions with each participant where they talked to the volunteer about their life history and used music to help create a picture of their memories.  This was then shared with a group of friends/neighbours from the scheme during a friendly presentation.

 The project unlocked many hidden emotions and memories, not only for those who took part in it but also for their audiences.  The music created a very relaxed atmosphere which in turn prompted those in attendance to share their own memories and experiences.  What started out as an individual project grew into one that included all those present.

– Homes for Haringey Scheme Manager


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