Dementia Club UK members enjoyed a visit to the V&A museum on Valentines Day to see the Revolution exhibition which is about the 1960's.
We were very lucky and honoured to also be the first to use the new Barnet Community Trust 'BCT' buses which had illuminated signs on the front of the bus saying Dementia Club UK. The two vehicles provided by BCT were state of the art accessible vehicles, with no steps and a level floor to avoid trip hazards for those who have mobility difficulties. BCT was awarded these splendid 14 seat minibuses from the Department for Transport Community Minibus Fund – one of only 306 groups in the UK to be successful.
Members had to endure a lot of walking at the V&A but the V&A volunteers were really helpful and provided wheelchairs to those members that needed them. They were at hand to help all through the afternoon. We all enjoyed a talk and slide show by Anna our guide which was very interesting and then members had tea/coffee and delicious Valentine cup cakes before setting off for the tour.
It was a very interesting day and brought back many memories of the 1960's for members as they looked around the exhibition. Members were slightly sleepy back on the buses but they all felt it was a very worthwhile visit. Thank you to BCT for our drivers for providing members a first class journey. Thank you to Theresa, Melvyn, Gilda and Stephen our Dementia Club UK volunteers for helping members today.