'Unlocking the door to being there'. The contribution of creative facilitators in supporting people living with dementia to engage with heritage settings

Scholar, HF ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0348-6937, Innes, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5591-4083, Haragalova, J and Sharma, M 2019, ''Unlocking the door to being there'. The contribution of creative facilitators in supporting people living with dementia to engage with heritage settings' , Dementia .

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Abstract

This article reports findings from the evaluation of ‘Sensory Palaces’, an innovative project developed by the charity Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), which looks after six of the United Kingdom’s unoccupied royal palaces. The Sensory Palaces (SP) project employs creative facilitators to support people living with dementia and their care partners in engaging with two of these sites; Hampton Court Palace, and Kew Palace. This paper focusses on the role and contribution of the creative facilitators in supporting people living with dementia to connect with these heritage spaces. It reports on data collected from facilitator interviews relating to the benefits of engaging together through sensory and creative methods to explore and share experiences of the palaces, drawing out important factors from the design, content and delivery of the sessions.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Dementia
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISSN: 1471-3012
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Funders: Historic Royal Palaces
Depositing User: Dr Helen Scholar
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 13:30
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 14:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51904

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