Salford Heritage Services have a rich history of working collaboratively with Salford's varied communities to support them in engaging with their heritage and that of the city. Through externally-funded and core activities and projects, we have worked creatively with communities, groups, societies and organisation from across the City of Salford.
We offer support for projects and activity that groups are planning to undertake, and run projects with heritage themes in partnership with many different organisations and audiences, including older people, young groups, local history societies and schools. We also develop and deliver new projects around the theme of local history. These projects aim to offer community involvement and ownership at all levels, and help local people gain an insight into the broad heritage of Salford in a variety of ways, ranging from oral history collection to participatory art.
The Memories Matter Reminiscence Resource Loan Service, for organisations working with older people in Salford, enables older people in the city to have access to museum collections if they are unable to come to the museum in person, and supports them in sharing memories and building relationships.
Salford Museum and Art Gallery is a national partner of National Museums Liverpool's House of Memories dementia training programme. We have run training events in 2013 and 2016 for care staff and family carers based in the Salford area.
Our ArtBox creative resources for dementia programme launched in 2013, and has continued to grow since. ArtBox provides inspiration, guidance and practical materials for care staff to run creative activities with people living with dementia, allowing them to use their imagination and have a go at new things.
For further information please call 0161 778 0800.