Reminisce – The Attic Project
VCS is offering people an opportunity to volunteer in an innovative befriending and reminiscence project which accompanies a new de-clutter service for older people.
Care & Repair Cymru has been awarded 3 year funding from the Big Lottery People and Places to pilot a new service for older people that will help them to de-clutter and make space in their homes. The Attic Project covers Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and Newport and is aimed at people over 50 who are either moving to smaller accommodation or struggling to manage at home because there is too much “stuff” filling cupboards, rooms, sheds or attics.
Chris Jones, Chief Executive of Care & Repair Cymru said: “We are delighted to have received this funding to pilot a service we know is really needed. Throughout our lives we all accumulate “stuff” and as we grow older just the thought of what to do with it, or how to dispose of it, can be daunting. With over 30 years’ experience of supporting older people to live independently, we have found that the accumulation of possessions can be a major obstacle in organising repairs, adaptations and improvements to make their homes safe and warm”.
Jeremy Rees, Operational Director of VCS Cymru commented: “The Attic Project is going to be a very innovative and exciting service, and VCS Cymru is greatly looking forward to partnering with Care & Repair Cymru for what will be a fascinating reminiscence programme. We will be helping people tell their stories through objects that may have been hidden away in their attic or cellar for years, and we’ll be collating and preserving personal oral histories for families & community’s to connect with for generations to come”
The Attic Project is a partnership service between Care & Repair Cardiff and the Vale, Newport Care & Repair, VCS Cymru and is led by Care & Repair Cymru.
Catherine Linnie–Godden Reminiscence Project Coordinator
Phone 029 2132 2627
5 Hayes Buildings,
Curran Road Estate,Butetown, Cardiff CF10 5DF