Resource pack to help develop care home pen pal partnerships and encourage creative writing activities. This user-friendly guide includes tips and suggestions, template letters and ideas for related creative activities. Developed with Creative Writes, Sunrise Seniors, Gracewell and Greensleeves Care.
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.
Article about poet and author John Killick who has has written seven books on dementia, including Dementia Positive, Communication and the Care of People with Dementia and Playfulness and Dementia.
Read about The Reader Organisation’s Shared Reading initiative to improve well-being, reduce social isolation and build resilience in diverse communities across the UK and beyond.
Find out about related research and training opportunities.
This toolkit produced by Collective Encounters was the result of three years of creative work in Merseyside with the carers of people living with dementia.
Contains resources and guidance on how to use the arts to engage more effectively with people who are living with dementia.