About House of Memories

For immediate release

Release dated: 
September 20, 2018
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org or Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org

About House of Memories

"House of Memories" is National Museums Liverpool’s museum-led dementia awareness training program. It offers training, resources and activities to enable caregivers to provide person-centered care for people to live well with dementia.

National Museums Liverpool has been running "House of Memories" at the Museum of Liverpool since 2012, working with people in the health and social care sector and training more than 12,000 caregivers across England to date. Part of the program includes the award-winning "My House of Memories" app; a digital app designed in consultation with people living with dementia and their caregivers, and the first of its kind in the world, which was launched at the House of Commons in 2014.

The program has received recognition from Museums & Heritage, winning the National Education Initiative Award in 2014, and also won the Innovate Dementia European Award for the My House of Memories digital app in 2014. It is cited as an example of best practice in the Museums Association’s vision for the impact of museums: Museums Change Lives. In 2015 "House of Memories" won the Best Dementia Friendly Partnership Working at the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Awards. In 2016, it won the North West Adult Learners Awards Health and Care, and in 2017, "House of Memories" was a commendation winner for the "My House of Memories" app at the Jodi Awards, as well as a winner at the North West NHS Clinical Improvement Awards.