CLAHRC SY Stroke Theme
The use of life stories has become an important tool in helping to inform the nature of health and social care services for older people. Life stories help to communicate information about working lives; relationships; family life; health; beliefs and expectations. Dr Jane McKeown (TK2A Theme), Dr Tony Ryan (Stroke Theme) and Professor Christine Ingleton (University of Sheffield) have worked, with funding from the University of Sheffield Knowledge Transfer fund, in establishing the use of life stories for older people, particularly those who have dementia. The team has also explored how life story work can be used with minority ethnic groups of older people.
This short film, joint funded by CLAHRC SY and produced in collaboration with Optical Jukebox, explores the life stories of a group of older Yemeni men who arrived in Sheffield during the 1950s and 60s to work in the steel industry. The film describes the challenges faced by the men and the impact that this has had on their health, relationships and wellbeing. The film helps us to understand the significant role played by this group of men and their legacy for the Yemeni community and the City of Sheffield.
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