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Scrapbook of Memories

When – Fridays 10 to 12.30

This project ran from January to July 2016

Where – Lewsey Learning Centre, 92 Tomlinson Avenue, Luton, LU4 0QQ

This course was aimed at those who felt isolated at home through disability, mental health difficulties, long term unemployment or retirement.  Participants created a scrapbook of memories for themselves, and enjoyed two days out, one in Stevenage and one in Southend. 

Another course was held at Townsend Day Centre in Houghton Regis for adults with learning disabilities, where participants learned the skills of scrapbooking and created their first pages, to share with families and friends

Funding for these courses was through the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Learning Fund

22 learners enrolled on these courses, and 18 completed them.  We also had a volunteer with learning difficulties who supported us in the classroom and prepared the refreshments for the groups.

Feedback comments included:

  • “Gets me out of home and out and about.”
  • “They trust me” and “freely give support and information”.  This is a place to go, meet up with people and learn new things. 
  • “Learning experience summed up in one word:”
    • Trust
    • Enjoy
    • Happy
  • “I didn’t think I would get as much done as I have.”
  • “I was enjoying learning new skill like embossing letters of stencils, stamps and others that helps me achieved (sic).”
  • “I look forward to coming to the group.”