Activity Training

We are happy to announce that we are now delivering our services in person and via ZOOM. All our in-person workshop leaders wear masks, are double vaccinated and carry out LFT tests on the day of their session. Results are uploaded to the NHS APP. We ensure that all equipment and materials is sanitised between sessions..

Reminiscence, A Creative Approach

Zoom Sessions

Creative and Reminiscence Training for Care Professionals

It has given me the skills to prepare my own resources as well as using pre-made bags from our local library, which I didn’t know they did! Plus, it's given me lots of ideas on how to stimulate conversation, bring out old memories and have fun at the same time.

Workshop Attendee

Participants will:

  • Gain ideas for one-to-one and group reminiscence work appropriate for the people they care for and their settings
  • Explore effective delivery methods and communication techniques for using reminiscence activities
  • Be able to identify common pitfalls and barriers to reminiscence activities, and ways of reducing and eliminating them
  • Gain practical and delivery skills for using objects, photographs and paper resources
  • Identify creative means, ways of making, and accessing suitable materials for reminiscence use
  • Plan an appropriate reminiscence activity that they can use and identify how it would be resourced
  • Identify ways of capturing feedback and information from your participants for the benefit of future care planning

Arts in Care Training Sample

A sample of training to give you an overview of our resources, and some tips for planning and delivering arts-based activity in your own settings.

The Creative Activity Planner

Ideas Workshop

We can do anything here now, we’re amazing!.

Pat and John, residents at Pendlebrook Care Home

Participants will:

  • Recognise how to set creative and activity outcomes that have a positive impact on the needs of their residents/service users
  • Practice techniques for generating creative and activity ideas
  • Translate their ideas and the ideas of others into a plan
  • Identify creative activity that can be delivered in their homes
  • Generate new ideas for creative planning and activities
  • Create a simple creative plan for their care home based on the needs of their resident
  • Practice some accessible taster creative activities