Volunteers are needed to help with a new memory project running in Harborough which recently attracted interest on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den.
RemPods, which received £100,000 investment from Dragons Duncan Jones and Deborah Meaden after its designer Richard Ernest appeared on the hit TV show, are used to help people suffering from dementia.
The portable rooms – styled as a 1950s living room, an old pub or an old shop – are designed to spark memories in people with the condition.
Now they are being used in Harborough by Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL), in partnership with Seven Locks Housing, for their Memory Lane scheme.
It will see the pods placed at sheltered housing schemes in the district to provide weekly two-hour reminiscence sessions to include singing, arts and crafts, games, group discussions, memoir work and cooking.
The sessions will be open to anyone with memory loss and their carers.
A project co-ordinator from VASL will conduct the sessions but the organisation is keen to recruit volunteers to help run the activities.
Training and support will be provided. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Aimee Packwood on 07891500034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.