Everyday creativity

May 17, 2022

52 weekly activities – week 20

Magic Basket

A basket of sensory items can easily become an instant way of connecting with the people. People are naturally curious about what’s in the basket and it can become a source of curiosity opening up delight, memory and stories.

Credit: Maria Harvey-Lavin / Roaming Aromas. Developed in partnership with C&C Care Homes.

January 31, 2022

Art by Post: Explore and Inspire

The Southbank Centre in partnership with NAPA, Nightingale Hammerson and Nenagh Watson

This booklet has been developed for anyone working in care settings, and was inspired by The Southbank Centre’s Art by Post project, which brings free creative activities direct to the door of the individuals, care-givers, practitioners and professionals most isolated by social distancing methods.

It includes a range of activities designed to take creativity into every corner of your care setting, including making nature clay prints, shadow puppets and slow looking.

May 22, 2019

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE, NAPA

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.

May 24, 2019

A Pocket Guide to Arts Activities for People with Dementia

Collective Encounters

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.