Rainbow of Unity

I saw this fantastic rainbow while out for a daily walk.

I was looking for an image of a rainbow for our Penistone Line ‘lockdown’ Newsletter and found the actual crochet pattern to make this little window rainbow. Please click to download the PDF instructions, from Kerry Jayne Designs find the rainbow and add to cart, no charge! Download & enjoy making this or a similar version.

Rainbow of Unity UK Pattern PDF LINK

Staying Safe

We are staying safe and working from home currently.

 

We have had to cancel lots of events and projects due to the lockdown. Some we can re-arrange at a later date. We are working behind the scenes to deliver new travel training resources for people with hidden disabilities, education online and competitions for children. Our quarterly edition of the Penistone Line Express will not be published as a printed magazine, but we will soon produce a digital newsletter to keep you up to date with what has (and now hasn’t) been happening. 

If you are a keyworker helping us all by continuing to work – THANK YOU SO MUCH!  We have published our Temporary Keyworker Timetable from Northern on social media but you can view it here

In the meantime, please keep yourself safe, keep your distance if you have to go out to shop, exercise or work, and wash your hands often. 

 

Working Together for positive change.

We are Dementia Friends . . .

We (Rowena and Sarah) have been moving forward in the early stages of research to make some stations on the Penistone Line hidden disability-friendly. 

Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.

We met with Monika Tomaszewicz from Age UK, Calderdale & Kirklees a few weeks ago. We are also working closely with Kirklees Council and plan to be involved in steering groups, which in turn will lead to us shadowing people living with dementia and their carers, to better understand what is needed to improve services connected to rail travel on the Penistone Line.

Today Penistone Line Partnership, committee members and some of our partners attended their initial Dementia Friends training. It was great to be supported by so many people wanting to make a difference.

Dwell Time, members who are currently curating Issue 2 of Dwell Time arts publication reflecting on mental health issues, an ongoing wellbeing project for Penistone Line Partnership.

Penistone Paramount who will shortly be screening dementia-friendly films as part of an initiative with Penistone Line Partnership.

Train drivers, conductors, guards and rail staff will all need training if we are to support people with hidden disabilities. Awareness of the challenges some face is needed by our stakeholders without who our projects would not be possible.

Alex Bray from CrossCountry by Arriva one of our stakeholders became a Dementia Friend today. CrossCountry has part-funded the Dwell Time project.

We would encourage anyone to become a Dementia Friend. Start by clicking this link.

Thank you to everyone involved.