Here’s what Clients, Carers, Residents & Patients are saying about Happy Days activity products …

People ask me what drives me … and the answer is simple: my clients, residents, nurses, carers, volunteers and families. Being passionate about enriching every day is a given; being a creative and energetic person is only a part of being driven – These are just a few of the people who constantly drive me forward to developing new ways to help enrich social care for well-being … I’d like to thank them all for the kind comments:

‘The Happy Days dementia activity trolleys and communication boards provide that much needed interaction with patients: memories to reminisce with, helping them relax and provide positive social interaction with the staff and volunteers. Having them now in our A&E departments will be especially helpful to provide a therapeutic approach to care’

Dianne Smith – Matron for Professional Standards in Dementia – NHS – University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust


‘Thanks for all your effort and patience regarding our demands. Your delivery was extremely well organised, especially all the plans; the material was overwhelming, beautifully put together and we are 150% satisfied. It was joyful to look at all the wall art and displays you put together for us and the homes are beginning to look more like a dementia care homes’

Ines Kirby, Head of Dementia Care, Deputy CEO, Borough Care – Residential Care – Stockport [recently retired]


‘The patients had a great afternoon yesterday, opening up all the memory boxes. When one of the patient’s visitors arrived, the patient said ‘Oh come back later, we’re very busy with our lovely boxes’

Joanne Gourlay NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde


‘Thanks so much for everything you and Sue did on this project, the products and the way were displayed is fantastic so high impact – I asked for the ‘wow factor’ and you delivered it’

Cath Murray Howard Deputy CEO C-I-C [to 2016]


‘Gillian has provided superb workbooks to help our carers. She is passionate about providing top quality products and offers a friendly, flexible and creative approach from start to completion’

Michelle Smith Chief Officer, Blackpool Carers Centre


‘I am amazed at the variety of brilliant content. It will entertain my mother time and time again! Thank you so much for your dedicated work.’

Maria Gunstone – Author & Consultant


Presently collating new material and editing a selection of Happy Days Activity and Engagement response resources for a national charity who support families in different ways according to needs; people who are living with dementia; community projects; carers and volunteers. If you would like more information on Social Activities – Assisted Living – Young Carer manuals for your care service, please email me at or phone 01253-899163

Thank you, Gillian


Gillian Hesketh MA
Happy Days Dementia Workshop & Nostalgic Design                                                                                                                                  Young People – Early Intervention Response Resources