What is Creative Exchanges?
Creative Exchanges is a training course for activities coordinators in care settings and people from an arts background with an interest in working with older people. It trains participants to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people.
How does it work?
The course offers high-quality training. Participants will develop the skills needed to plan and facilitate arts activities for older people in residential and day care settings.
Topics covered include:
- The principles and characteristics of person-centred care
- Planning for activities with older people
- Using visual arts
- Exploring music-based movement and drama-related activities
- Utilising digital media to explore image and sound
- Person-centred communication
- Working creatively with people who have dementia
Creative Exchanges offers an understanding of the value of creative activity, particularly in a care setting; experience of taking part in arts-based workshops and practical skills to carry out creative activities with people in residential and day care settings.
How can I get involved?
If you are an activities coordinator, working in a residential or day care setting or an artist interested in engaging with older people in a care setting, this course is for you.
No prior qualifications are required, but an interest in arts and creativity or working with older people, as well as a commitment to attend the training is essential.
We will announce course dates here as they are confirmed.