Online creative resources for carers

15 February 2022

We hope this collection of online creative resources will be useful for care homes, providers of care at home, and also family carers. They have been gathered from organisations around the UK, with many of the recommended resources designed to be dementia friendly.

The collection is in three sections: 

Section 1 – online resources, including videos and documents (which can be viewed online or printed), that guide you through accessible creative activities to engage and inspire

Section 2 – information about live projects that older people can join in with, examples of lockdown projects and some technical support resources 

Section 3 – a table of creative apps to try

The research was carried out by Janie Nicoll and Joanna Peace. Janie is a visual artist who has led arts projects in care homes and day centres, including creative activities using iPads. Joanna is also a visual artist, and has previously worked for Luminate as Co-ordinator of our Arts in Care Programme.

In creating this document, we have tried to find a wide range of resources that will give the most enjoyment. The included links are mostly from other external organisations, so please check that anything you plan to use is suitable and enjoyable for your group and that any safety instructions are followed. Finally, copyright arrangements for these resources are varied so we recommend checking these details before using.