The European Reminiscence Network (ERN)

The European Reminiscence Network (ERN) aims to promote best practice in reminiscence arts work and to share experience across national frontiers. Co-ordinated since 1993 by Pam Schweitzer the ERN has 20 international members. Our most recent scheme has involved partners in 12 countries running reminiscence arts schemes for people with dementia and their family carers to attend together

We have also initiated a Training and Apprenticeship scheme in Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care. Run in partnership with the University of Greenwich, the training is available for arts practitioners, community arts workers, occupational and arts therapists, group workers, reminiscence practitioners, staff from health and social care services who are interested and/or experienced in positive approaches to dementia care.100 people have already completed their training and become accredited facilitators.

Pam Schweitzer won the Lifetime Achievement Award for the National Care Awards 2014.

New course beginning May 2015. Contact Pam Schweitzer, ERN, 15 Camden Row, SE3 0QA indicating your interest in the training course and/or the apprenticeship scheme, enclosing a CV and covering letter.