All posts by Joanne Charlton

About Joanne Charlton

Assistant Outreach Officer at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. I run The Platinum Programme for people over 55. I orgainise 'Culture and Cake' sessions in our various museums and take objects out and about visiting community groups and care homes in the area. I'm currently on a mission to make all of our venues dementia friendly - training staff up as dementia friends.

Rainbow Stories at Northern Pride 2017

TWAM have just completed a 1 year project with Historypin.org collecting life stories, photos and digital oral histories with older people. The project is called Historypin Connections and can be found here – www.historypin.org/en/connections-tyne-wear. My colleague Clara had links with a… Read more

A mini-museum inside Haven Court – South Tyneside’s brand new NHS integrated service hub for older people

‘Haven Court, located at South Tyneside Hospital is a purpose-built and innovatively designed facility, which provides integrated health and social care services for older residents, their carers and families in South Tyneside. The state of the art facility brings together… Read more

The Platinum Programme – working with local care homes

I run The Platinum Programme here at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. The programme aims to engage people over the age of 55 with museum activities. This includes inviting people into our various venues via our Culture and Cake… Read more