- The first PPI (patient and public involvement) meeting has successfully taken place to review the early stages of this project.
- A software development environment is being trialed and the aim is to test prototype app versions with members of the Deaf community as soon as possible.
- NRES are reviewing our application for ethical approval.
The BDA Deaf Heritage Project launched their digital archive at the British Film Institute (BFI) on 11th November 2015 with funding support from the Neighbourhoods and Dementia Study and the Heritage Lottery Fund. This was a well-attended event which demonstrated the successful digitisation of historical materials belonging to the Deaf community.
Emma Ferguson-Coleman and Prof Alys Young (Work Programme 7) are currently setting up a Member Involvement group of Deaf people who use sign language and carers living with dementia.
Groups meet on a two-monthly basis and are currently exploring ideas for projects, including life story, training and GP access. Recently, the Open Doors Neighbourhoods Research Group visited Salford Museum and were treated to a tour of ‘Larkhill Place’ and enjoyed a ‘taster’ of the reminiscence boxes. Many thanks to Naomi Lewis (Outreach Officer) for arranging and supporting us during our visit.