A project to help people with dementia and their families enjoy films theatre and the arts in Lancaster has received a funding boost.
Journeying Together is a collaboration between Age UK Lancashire and The Dukes Theatre which was launched last year.
The pilot programme proved such a success that it will continue thanks to a grant of almost £16,500 from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
The funding will support more films, theatre events and arts activities at The Dukes.
These events are specifically adapted for older people with dementia and their families but are also open to the general public.
Carol Taylor, Age UK Lancashire’s divisional manager, said: “We aim to generate wide public interest and work with leisure, public and private organisations to change perceptions of dementia.”
Journey Cafes are also part of the initiative, offering advice in the social setting of The Dukes Cafe Bar.
The aim of Journeying Together is to reduce the loneliness and social isolation which people with dementia and their relatives can suffer.
To find out more, call Age UK Lancashire on 0303 333 1111.