We have developed a small number of creative resources  in collaboration with artist Claire Ford specifically for use by carers and staff supporting people living with dementia in Salford. These resources include activities to support participants in using their imagination and creativity and having fun!

The activities in the ArtBoxes:

  • Build on all give senses (tough, sight, smell, sound and taste) to improve stimulation for longer engagement for individuals living with dementia.
  • Are designed purposely for people with dementia but can be used with anyone.
  • Are designed around three ways of communication – Verba, Prop and Rhythmic Communication which lend themselves to successful engagement with dementia.
  • Range from visual art to storytelling and drama.
  • The activities are designed to be simple to deliver.
  • Aim to inspire care facilities to think in the ‘Present Moment’ and around an ‘Imagination’ model as well as a reminiscence model of engagement.

We have four ArtBoxes which cover a wide variety of themes:

  • Afternoon Tea
  • Adventures
  • Sports Day
  • The Great Outdoors

All boxes come with most of the equipment and resources need to run them, as well as instructions.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our ArtBox programme or make a booking, please call 0161 778 0821 or email learningbookings@scll.co.uk.