To develop a model for the use of archive footage in health settings generating sustainable income for Yorkshire Film Archive and health benefits for service users.
Yorkshire Film Archive houses over 16,000 archive collections of moving image, providing a rich social history going back over 100 years. Early reminiscence work in palliative care showed promising results. Research identified that archive footage could be developed into a therapeutic tool for dementia and older people’s wellbeing.
Action research and evaluation with service users and carers.
Editing and repurposing footage
Primary and secondary research
Health and care Advisory Panel recruited
Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Regional Forum on Ageing, North Yorkshire PCT, Department of Health Dementia lead, Methodist Homes for the Aged, South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Hospital, Technology Strategy Board, National Mental Health Development Unit – Mental Health in Later Life, clinicians and gerontologists.
Literature reviews and secondary research confirm the benefits of reminiscence and memory work in this arena. We built on this and found;
This is a current project and work is on-going. So far, working with partners, film content is being edited and formatted into a range of tools that will include DVDs, multi-media platforms and online resources
Bradford University Dementia Studies Dept is working with us on evaluation. The project is still under development and we anticipate results to be published Sept 2011. Watch this space for further news!