Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project are a voluntary run organisation supporting people with dementia and their families in Stratford upon Avon area. WRAP have over 20 years’ experience in reminiscence therapy and provision of support through a series of training options.
WRAP carers week 2016
On Wednesday 8th June, WARP will be hosting a Showcase Event of services available in in Stratford-upon-Avon to highlight that “People Matter” in this year’s Carers week.
The event will provide an opportunity for the public to meet with the many organisations that provide care and support in the community.
For details about this event, please contact Mike Strophair, WRAP secretary on Tel: 01789 778431
Here is information on training courses currently provided by WRAP:

Reminiscence Awareness Course

WRAP believes that this is the course for all who are caring for someone, especially if they are caring for individuals who are living with dementia or have other disabilities and of older age.

Learning outcomes for the day are geared to communication skills and knowledge of how Reminiscence Therapy improves wellbeing in participants and staff. Dementia Awareness is also discussed within the day’s programme which is activity based through group work.

This course is Level One accredited with the Open College Network, West Midlands.

All who work with people on the Dementia journey should attend this course
– previous delegate

Next Reminiscence Awareness course dates:

Wednesday 27th July 2016

Tuesday 20th September

Where: Briar Croft, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon

Time: 09:30 – 16:00hrs

Cost: £89.00

Please contact WRAP to book.

Looking After A Loved One Support Programme (LAALO – previously CISP)

LAALO is an informal, people-friendly information and support programme for people looking after a loved one who is in the early stages of the dementia journey, regardless of the type diagnosed. The programme is free to attend and runs for two hours, one day a week, for eight weeks – all we ask is that you make a commitment to attend as many sessions as you can.

During the programme you will:

  • learn about the different types of dementia
  • receive help with finance and legal issues
  • find out how reminiscence promotes wellbeing for your loved one
  • discover techniques for coping with stress
  • meet with Guidepost Trust representatives and others

Places on the programme are limited to ten, if the next programme is full, you will automatically be placed on the waiting list.

Next LAALO programme:
Date:  Thursday 28th April
Where:  Wellesbourne Village Hall
Time: 10:00 – 12:00hrs
Cost: FREE
Please contact WRAP to book.

Reminiscence Therapy OCN Level 2/3 Course

If you wish to become proficient in delivering Reminiscence Therapy workshops, this is the course for you.

The Reminiscence Therapy course is an eight week training programme that involves some distance learning. It takes place at a venue of the learner’s choice, working with people who are volunteers for the duration of the training, supported by a WRAP tutor.

The programme starts with an information giving meeting which involves the trainee, the manager of the establishment where the training is to take place and the trainer, contracts are then exchanged and preparation meetings booked, volunteers recruited and all other necessary administration is carried out.

Access to WRAP’s extensive resources are provided via our resource library based at Stratford Hospital on a weekly basis.

The course is Level Two accredited with the Open College Network, West Midlands.

In addition a “life review” can be undertaken together with a written paper to achieve a Level Three pass. Both the Level Two and Three passes are dependent on a successful evaluation and observation at the end of the training period taking place. (See Fair Assessment PolicyOpens in a new window.)

As part of the package trainees will also receive a WRAP Reminiscence Manual and Trainee Record Book in addition to other supporting material.

Next Reminiscence Therapy programme:
Cost: £500
Please contact WRAP to discuss.

Bespoke Inter-Generational Training

WRAP also provides bespoke group training workshops for organisations. The staff team have experience of working in schools and with community groups that provide for those of older age. This type of inter-generational work is successful in bridging the cultures of today and those of yesteryear. WRAP has recently worked in Bidford on Avon on a project that looked at the topic of remembrance. Linking with the Jolly Tea Pot Cafe and its members, young people from Bidford recorded on film the members concepts of today’s youth and how they could work together. The remembrance part of the project involved those who where on the front line and those on the home front. The participants carried out workshops in the local school and children created Anderson shelters out of furniture and sheets. They also created a war-time meal and asked questions and listened to the experiences from the survivors.

Other workshops included poetry, music and games, that culminated in the young people taking part in the remembrance Sunday parade and the laying of poppies on the war memorial.

Other work has been with pupils from Alcester High School who have been working on a memory board that has been funded by Balfour Beatty Construction through the Prince’s Trust. It was presented to the community of Alcester.

Please contact WRAP for details.

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