Top award for joint Midlothian project

Winners of The Patrick Brooks Award for Partnership Working, Volunteer Midlothian and Citadel Arts Group. Pic � Sandy Young
Winners of The Patrick Brooks Award for Partnership Working, Volunteer Midlothian and Citadel Arts Group. Pic � Sandy Young

A partnership project aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people in Midlothian has won a national award.

The Patrick Brooks Award for Best Working Partnership was presented to Volunteer Midlothian and the Citadel Arts Group at the Age Scotland Awards.

The Community Links Dementia project produced a booklet based on stories and memories.

A play, based on the booklet, was performed by pupils from King’s Park Primary, Dalkeith. Citadel’s professional actors also performed a memory-based play called a Night at the Pictures.

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