The project has developed a dementia friendly app linked to the Castleford Tigers Virtual Museum. Volunteers have been trained to use the app and supported in taking the project to care homes and out within the wider community. The app is available now for Android (tablet device recommended!). Search Google Play for 'Talking Tigers Memory Box' or visit this site on your device and tap here
Key sites or venues where people meet up throughout Castleford have signed up for the project. These have become Talking Tigers ‘dementia friendly Hot Spots’ where participants can use a QR code to find stories about the heritage of the Club that link to venue where they are. A printed map of all contributing venues will also be produced as a Heritage Trail.
"Isolation in older people is a big issue in Castleford and through the generous funding we’ve received we are excited to look at a project that can address some of these issues and make a positive difference in bringing people with a similar interest together." - Steve Ball Tigers Trust
Volunteer group meeting 16th August 2018
Tigers Trust (the charitable arm of Castleford Tigers RLFC) is working with Wakefield based arts organisation One to One Development Trust to deliver this exciting project made possible with funding from a NOVA Live Well Grant and Community Foundation Wakefield District Elderly Person’s Social Isolation Fund.
For more information about the project and how you can get involved please contact One to One's Judi Alston on 07901 686142 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org