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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.

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Children of the Great War

"Children of The Great War" Theatre Production & Installation
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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

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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

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Marketing and Communications Officer
3 days a week - Temporary post for 4 months

£26,000 per annum (pro rata for 3 days a week)

We are currently recruiting for a temporary Marking and Communications Officer to improve the profile and recognition of Age Exchange and the work that it does to improve well-being and reduce isolation.

The post holder will support the organisation:

Through the introduction of a brand refresh and a new website.
Promoting the evaluation of our research project into the impact of creative reminiscence on the wellbeing of people with dementia.
Producing promotional literature about our work and our training and consultancy services.

If you are interested in applying please contact Rebecca Packwood, Chief Executive either via e-mail Rebecca.packwood@age-exchange.org.uk or on 020 8318 9105. Candidates would need to be able to start in post by end of November.

Deadline for applications Friday 31st October 2014
Interviews 4th and 5th November 2014

For application details, please click on the links below:


Job Description & Person Specification [PDF 215kb]
Application Form [PDF 81kb]

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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.

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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.
Find out how we can help you>

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EVENTS

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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