This page includes all aspects of our training and supporting of those looking after a loved on living with dementia. (LAALO)

See the LAALO Programme further down the page.

WRAP provides ‘Reminiscence Therapy Training’, usually in the trainee’s workplace or community base. The training is provided by skilled and trained tutors who have years of experience. They are dedicated to promote reminiscence work and to providing training for individuals working in the care industry, community centres and day care centres in hospitals.

Reminiscence training makes it possible for people to acquire the skills to begin or improve reminiscence work with individuals or groups. The training also covers focused  listening skills and dementia awareness.

Reminiscence Awareness Course

WRAP believes that this is the course for all who are caring for someone, especially if they are caring for individuals who are living with dementia or have other disabilities and of older age.

Learning outcomes for the day are geared to communication skills and knowledge of how Reminiscence Therapy improves wellbeing in participants and staff. Dementia Awareness is also discussed within the day’s programme which is activity based through group work.

This course is Level One accredited with the Open College Network, West Midlands.

All who work with people on the Dementia journey should attend this course” previous delegate

Next Reminiscence Awareness courses:

June 8th 2018

Where: Foundation House Masons road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9NF
Time: 09:30 – 16:15hrs
Cost: £89.00
Please contact WRAP to book.

Looking After A Loved One Support Programme (LAALO – previously CISP)

LAALO is a FREE, informal, people-friendly information and support programme for people looking after a loved one who is in the early stages of the dementia journey, regardless of the type diagnosed. The programme runs for two hours, one day a week, for eight weeks – all we ask is that you make a commitment to attend as many sessions as you can.

During the programme you will:

  • learn about the different types of dementia
  • receive help with finance and legal issues
  • find out how reminiscence promotes wellbeing for your loved one
  • discover techniques for coping with stress
  • meet with Guidepost Trust representatives and others

Places on the programme are limited to ten, if the next programme is full, you will automatically be placed on the waiting list.

Next LAALO programmes:

Our Eight week free programme has been delayed because we have been moving offices again. We are now based on the ground floor at Foundation House. Masons Road Stratford upon Avon.

The LAALO programme will be run from :-
Briar Croft, Alcester Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6PH

Time: 10:00 – 12:00hrs

Cost: FREE
Please contact  Mike Strophair to  book. 0780 372 9894

or e.mail wrap1@hotmail.co.uk

We will also be running a LAALO programme at the Alcester Café. This will be once per month beginning on January 26th and the following dates:-

February 16th, March 9th, April 27th, May 25th, June 22nd. There is not a charge for this programme.

Reminiscence Therapy OCN Level 2/3 Course

If you wish to become proficient in delivering Reminiscence Therapy workshops, this is the course for you.

The Reminiscence Therapy course is an eight week training programme that involves some distance learning. It takes place at a venue of the learner’s choice, working with people who are volunteers for the duration of the training, supported by a WRAP tutor.

The programme starts with an information giving meeting which involves the trainee, the manager of the establishment where the training is to take place and the trainer, contracts are then exchanged and preparation meetings booked, volunteers recruited and all other necessary administration is carried out.

Access to WRAP’s extensive resources are provided via our resource library based at Stratford Hospital on a weekly basis.

The course is Level Two accredited with the Open College Network, West Midlands.

In addition a “life review” can be undertaken together with a written paper to achieve a Level Three pass. Both the Level Two and Three passes are dependent on a successful evaluation and observation at the end of the training period taking place. (See Fair Assessment Policy.)

As part of the package trainees will also receive a WRAP Reminiscence Manual and Trainee Record Book in addition to other supporting material.

Next Reminiscence Therapy programme:
Usual Cost: £500
Please contact WRAP to discuss.

Bespoke Inter-Generational Training

WRAP also provides bespoke group training workshops for organisations. The staff team have experience of working in schools and with community groups that provide for those of older age. This type of inter-generational work is successful in bridging the cultures of today and those of yesteryear. WRAP has recently worked in Bidford on Avon on a project that looked at the topic of remembrance. Linking with the Jolly Tea Pot Cafe and its members, young people from Bidford recorded on film the members concepts of today’s youth and how they could work together. The remembrance part of the project involved those who where on the front line and those on the home front. The participants carried out workshops in the local school and children created Anderson shelters out of furniture and sheets. They also created a war-time meal and asked questions and listened to the experiences from the survivors.

Other workshops included poetry, music and games, that culminated in the young people taking part in the remembrance Sunday parade and the laying of poppies on the war memorial.

Other work has been with pupils from Alcester High School who have been working on a memory board that has been funded by Balfour Beatty Construction through the Prince’s Trust. It was presented to the community of Alcester.

Our latest programme was successfully held at Bishopton Primary school working with year four pupils who were challenged to “grow your family tree” The eight week programme encouraged pupils to talk to their families and build a family tree. The programme also covered dementia and highlighted the Cafe WRAP a cafe for people living with dementia currently running on Fridays at Bishopton Community Centre.

The exhibition was visited by parents , Grandparents and Stratford’s Mayor Juliet Short.

For further information contact Pauline on 01789 778431

Please contact WRAP to discuss.