Event: Creative Dementia Arts Network, FLOURISH training logo
For: Creative arts practitioners in Croydon (London) 
Open for applications: various dates 
Organisation: Creative Dementia Arts Network
Event location: Croydon
Country: England
Start Date: 27/02/2019
End Date: 28/02/2019
Times: 10.00 - 15.00 
Cost: £120
Contact email: [email protected]

Creative Dementia Arts Network (CDAN) is delighted to be working with MHA a charity providing care, accommodation and support services for more than 18,000 older people throughout Britain.

MHA has an outstanding Music Therapy service and wants to build on and extend their provision for people with dementia. So CDAN and MHA are now piloting Make and Move, an exciting arts programme which aims to increase opportunities for MHA care home residents to participate in a range of arts, boost creativity in the homes and enhance links with arts and community resources.

In order to optimise residents’ engagement with arts, CDAN is running their FLOURISH arts and dementia training course. Following an in-depth 2-day introductory workshop, arts practitioners are equipped with skills and knowledge and apply these to practice during arts sessions led by arts practitioners with expertise of working with people with dementia. CDAN are now calling for applications from arts practitioners for FLOURISH. So why not apply for our unique course that offers:-

  • 2 days teaching about dementia and arts programming
  • A comprehensive FLOURISH training manual with huge resource list
  • An opportunity to link theory to practice during 6 weekly 3-hour arts sessions with residents with a dementia living in a care home
  • Coaching and support before, after and during the sessions from experienced arts practitioners
  • Additional training sessions at the home led by experienced arts practitioners 
  • Part-time, flexible and low-cost training

Please contact Lorna Denby today [email protected] for further details and an application form.

Email Maria Pasiecznik Parsons on [email protected] or phone 07801 509993 with any questions or visit their website.