Priority Services

Across the City of Newcastle we start right at the very beginning introducing literacy to our youngest citizens through Born to Read
We then accompany the young through every age and stage from simple story telling to young school children to bringing books and information to our older citizens in their own homes via the housebound reader service

This combination bringing together the wisdom and experience of older people with the enthusiasm and thirst for knowledge of the young has created digital memories.

Digital memories – what is it?

Text, Pictures, and Sound synchronized in a Multi Media approach to bring alive the rich memories and experience of our older citizens

Pictured above are year 11 students studying a Health & Social Care GNVQ at Benfield School. Harry Farrier, John Slone & Dorothy Poskitt, who live in Oban Court, Raby Cross, Byker were invited to share their memories of their younger days with the students. Priority Services devised and facilitated a 7 week programme.