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Age Exchange is recognised as the leading UK charity working in the field of reminiscence.

In 2013 Age Exchange celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Children of the Great War

"Children of The Great War" Theatre Production & Installation
Over the past year Age Exchange have been working on a major WW1 reminiscence project recording over 125 family stories across London.

The project culminated in a film installation and a theatre production at the Bridewell Theatre in London in August 2014. The theatre production included children from St Matthews Academy and Plumstead Manor School. The young people worked with older people with family stories and created an extraordinary piece of theatre.

"The elders stood justly proud at the end, while the teenagers acted out their stories and devised movement sequences of power, imagery and strength, stood shoulder to shoulder alongside them; comrades in arms."
Pauline Flannery Online theatre Reviewer

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Children of the Great War installation photo

Watch this space…..for further information on the tour of the film installation for ‘Children of The Great War’ by Simon Purins and Ivan Riches


Children of the Great War - Website

Children of the Great War is a London-wide project telling and recording memories and experiences of the First World War passed down through families and across communities.

As part of the project, we have launched a new website to showcase some of the highlights of the project and to provide links to some of the fascinating material collected.

Please visit: www.childrenofthegreatwar.org.uk



Age Exchange - Lee Green Sainbury's Charity Partner of the Year

We are pleased to announce that we have been chosen as Lee Green Sainsbury’s Local Charity Partner for the next 12 months. 

We will be working closely with staff at Sainsbury’s to plan how we can work together to promote the work of Age Exchange and raise funds. 

We are very pleased to have been selected and look  forward to some exciting events over the next year.

RADIQL Seminar

One day seminar on RADIQL research based relationship centred dementia intervention.

21st January 2015 10am – 4pm
The Kings Fund, London, W1G 0AN

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The day focuses on introducing Age Exchange’s unique intervention model in dementia care.

This crucial seminar for dementia care providers highlights the interim report findings by the Royal Holloway University of London on the impact of the Age Exchange’s relationship centred dementia intervention service.

The day is aimed at professionals commissioning and developing dementia services across the UK.

This vital event includes:

An overview of intensive and independent research study, undertaken by the Royal Holloway University of London on Reminiscence Art practices, on cutting-edge dementia intervention that aims to improve wellbeing and quality of life
An introduction into the impact of Reminiscence Arts practice on measurable outcomes using Dementia Care Mapping
Opportunities to explore and experience Reminiscence Arts intervention to develop engagement methods to improve daily life
Integrating Reminiscence Arts intervention with NICE Quality Care Standards on Dementia
Implementing Reminiscence Arts intervention across your service
How RADIQL can impact on workforce in the care sector

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Age Exchange

Pioneering initiative that will model future provision of Reminiscence Arts in Care

Reminiscence Arts and Dementia – Impact on Quality of Life (RADIQL), is a three year programme created by Age Exchange. The programme aims to provide a model of excellence in the provision of person-centred creative care for older people in South London. It seeks to improve the quality of life and wellbeing for the older people who participate in the programme, specifically those with dementia.

The initiative has been funded with a grant of £595,500 from Guy's and St Thomas' Charity in line with their ambitions to support innovation in health which will improve the health and wellbeing of the population of the two London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, but which may influence changes in policy and practice more widely.
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Age Exchange on Film

Much of the charity’s work, particularly in mental health, is in closed sessions for participants, carers and family only.

However, you can view film of recent projects open to the public by visiting our YouTube site >

Our newly refurbished Centre, 'Number Eleven' Blackheath Village, is now open.

Come and visit us soon!

Opening Times:

Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Closed all Bank Holiday weekends


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Training Programme

Our practical training programme has helped develop confident, capable and imaginative care and project workers for over 20 years.
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Centre Events

Age Exchange are delighted to announce an extensive programme of activities and events available in the new Reminiscence Centre and Bakehouse Building in Blackheath Village. These events are made possible through the generous support of The Merchant Taylors Company and Lewisham Council.

Events will include talks, classes and short courses as well as ongoing groups and meetings for community groups.

See the Centre Events page for more details

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Patrons: Roy Hudd OBE Glenda Jackson MP Rt. Hon. Nick Raynsford MP Sir Sigmund Sternberg KCSG JP Baroness Greengross OBE