I’ve been asked by the lovely Penny Kirk, who I met on Twitter, to be on the panel of adjudicators for the Dementia Quality Improvement Awards this year due to take place in Leeds in May.
For the last two years, these Awards have only been open to healthcare professionals from Yorkshire & Humber. However this year colleagues in Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria are also involved to run the “Across the Pennines” awards.
The venue is in Brewery Wharf in Leeds. I was having trouble working out whether it was within walking distance of the train station. Penny then sent me an amazing link which gives, not only step by step instructions, but also a brilliant video of how to walk from the station to the venue. What a magic idea and many more venues should follow their example as it makes it so simple to find, what would normally be, a difficult venue to find.
So now I can just play the video as I walk – result! It’s like someone walking in front of you, showing you the way. How easy it would be to find city venues, especially in London if they had a visual video from the tube stations. The uses are endless. I know there are walking apps but a visual video of actually walking down the street with written reminders when you have to turn the corner is so comforting and would give me confidence to go anywhere. Maybe they have existed and I’ve just not found them, but I doubt there are many…….
Gold star to “Horizon Leeds” – take a look under ‘Getting there by train’………