Writing: Memory loss charity innovates to respond to members’ needs during coronavirus lockdown

Writing: Memory loss charity innovates to respond to members’ needs during coronavirus lockdown

Butterflies Memory Loss Support
Members of the Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group taking part in a creative sound workshop led by Brendan Murphy, Hull City of Culture 2017. Photo: Jerome Whittingham @photomoments

Written for Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group, 24/03/2020

Hull charity, Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group, has responded to the needs of its now isolated membership by tailoring a range of telephone, email, social media, and internet activities, all designed to help its members feel connected.

This month the Butterflies charity celebrates 10 years of supporting people and families impacted by dementia. A calendar of celebratory events had been planned to mark the charity’s 10th anniversary. Sadly, the celebrations have been put on hold as the staff and volunteers respond to members’ needs during the coronavirus crisis.

Founder and manager of Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group, June Cooke, explained how the charity has adapted rapidly to provide support to its members during unexpected circumstances.

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