Knitting project at museum helps dementia patients

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Homeless people will benefit from blankets made from squares crafted by Knit2gether, a monthly knitting event for people with dementia and their carers.

Fashion students from Barnsley College joined the group at the Experience Barnsley Museum to crochet the knitted pieces together.

The sessions encourage those attending to chat, reminisce and interact with others.

The town hall museum is working towards becoming a dementia-friendly venue and staff have attended dementia awareness sessions.

Adele Lacy from the Alzheimer’s Society said: “The project gives people with dementia and carers the opportunity to participate in meaningful activities, reducing isolation and promoting health and wellbeing.”