Arts and Dementia Warwickshire is a new arts programme for people living with dementia and their carers living in Warwickshire in the community, in In Patient wards and also in care homes. It has been commissioned by Warwickshire County Council. It will be a varied programme for 1.5 years including singing, performance poetry, arts and crafts, dance/movement, storytelling and reminiscence therapy. Alongside this there will be some training for care staff as well.
The arts are proven to improve well-being, cognitive mental health and reduce isolation and loneliness. See our Impact studies on the Impact page. You do not need a diagnosis of dementia to attend. if you have any access needs please do let us know and we can see how we can help.
See more on overview HERE
Community Programme May, June, July 2022
FREE! 6 weeks of Memories Alive-stories and creative writing with Rob Gee and Escape Arts at Stratford Methodist Centre, Movement to Music at Pingles Leisure Centre, Nuneaton with Kath and Movement to Music with Lucy at Rugby Library
Leaflet is HERE
FREE! 6 weeks of Arts and Crafts with Jessica Hartshorn at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and Storytelling with Nicky at Kenilworth Library
Leaflet is HERE
To BOOK on to one of the courses scroll down to the end of this page and there is a Google Referral Form to fill out!
Can’t come to one of our courses? There are other arts workshops running across Warwickshire and ideas for arts activities HERE
We are also looking for groups that work with people living with dementia to host a 6 week course so please get in touch if you would like one of our offers. We can provide the venue, refreshments and a volunteer we just need people! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 07946 585978
MUSIC AND SINGING
Listen to Claire Fowler talk about the singing course HERE
Download the singing activity resource to use at home HERE
Listen to Nicky Bellenger talk about the Storytelling course HERE
A story written by Warwick Day Opps as part of the programme is HERE
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Listen to Jessica Hartshorn talk about the arts and crafts course HERE
Download the arts activity resource to use at home HERE
Rob Gee from Escape Arts is delivery Memories Alive- sharing stories and poetry. Listen to Rob introduce the course HERE
MOVEMENT TO MUSIC
Kath Kimber McTiffin is delivering movement to music seated or standing
Listen to Kath introduce the course HERE
Helen Fountain is delivering Reminiscence with nostalgic objects from the 40s to the 70s with WRAP (Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project)
Listen to Helen introduce the course HERE
Download the reminiscence activity resource to do at home HERE
If you do not drive or can’t get public transport then contact VASA the community transport organisation for Warwickshire and they can help. Or if you live in Nuneaton and Bedworth district then also try Volunteer Friends
Contact Jenny@artsuplift.co.uk 07946 585978 for more information
Care Homes Training Programme
We are looking for care homes to host some arts CPD training for their Activity Co-ordinators and for other care staff across Warwickshire. We can offer a FREE arts workshop in Singing, Storytelling, Reminiscence with museum objects and Memories Alive-sharing stories and poetry with your residents where the Activity Co-ordinators can observe a session with our artist. They will then have 2-3hrs of theory based training with the artist to explore using the arts with people living with dementia in a care setting. We are asking for care homes to host the training so they would need a large lounge or room to enable 6 other adults to observe the arts session and a separate room for the training. Contact Jenny to book and find out more. email@example.com 07946 585978.
Current CPD courses
More courses will be coming soon!
Please do look at our FREE Reminiscence Activity Resource by Helen Fountain click HERE