Creative Writing

April 6, 2022

52 weekly activities – week 14

New stories

Using remembered childhood books and illustrations as a stimulus, participants explore significant moments from their own life stories through a series of linked activities.

Credit: Dr Alison Waller with Gemma Seltzer and Wallis Eates. Developed in partnership with Holybourne Care Home in Roehampton.

March 16, 2022

52 weekly activities – week 11

Colour as writing inspiration

Use a range of resources and ideas to tap into colour as poetry and creative writing inspiration. Focus on
a specific colour that you see lots of or particularly like, and let your mind take you wherever it wants to!

Credit: Creative Writes / Nichola Charalambou. Developed in partnership with NAPA – Arts in Care Homes, Greensleeves Care & Sunrise Senior Living

May 22, 2019

Social Care Institute for Excellence


Written in association with NAPA, the SCIE website has a dedicated page aimed at encouraging participation in the arts for people living in care homes.

Packed full of information about a wide range of arts activities including creative writing, visual arts, dance, using puppets, sculpture, music, pottery, digital arts, gardening and everyday creativity.

June 6, 2019

Benefits of a creative writing group for care home residents

A writing group in a nursing home in Scotland shows that residents with dementia can be empowered to express themselves and staff enticed to be creative in their approach to care. Read about project