Look here for Activity Coordinators – Mindfulness Music Exercise & Entertainment Providers

If you are a:  Care or Dementia Home – Living Support  – Day Centre

Looking for:

Activity Coordinators – Entertainment – Beauty & Hair – Exercise – Live-in Care

See our list of providers below:

If you are a freelance Activity Coordinator or provide spa treatments, art, sewing, interaction and activity, mindfulness, exercise, singing or entertainment to residential care home residents, day centres or dementia cafes, you are welcome to list your services on our website – for free. Just email: gillian@dementiaworkshop.co.uk with your details and we’ll confirm your listing.

Looking forward to hearing from you, Gillian.



I am Karen Frances, Singer & Entertainer: Guildford Surrey.

Singing songs from theatre and film, to Vera Lynn; the sound of the 50’s and 60’s invoking memories of the years, I use quality backing tracks with PA sound system and microphone plus more intimate acoustic equipment.

‘Karen’s caring personality shines through her rich singing tones and her passion is infectious.’

I charge from £60 for one hour entertainment – Phone: 07581805323


Clive Silverman – Music Sounds for Pleasure

Singer / Vocalist / Entertainer: 1920s-1960s – Big Band – Jazz – Jive – Swing – Rock ‘n’ Roll – Rat Pack & Popular Classics

I cover Central London, Greater London & Home Counties.

Tel: 0787 905 8700

Positive Life Workshops

Claire Eddleston of Positive Life Workshops’ catch phrase is ‘Make People Smile.’ She has eighteen years experience in dementia care and is now running specialist sing-along workshops with creative and sensory activities.

Find Claire on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefyldecoastdementiahub/posts/2312189389067704


Write Here – Write Now 

Write Here Write Now provides creative writing sessions for older people and people with dementia in Merseyside, to help improve wellbeing and allow older adults to use their imaginations, create something new and have fun. Available for group or one-to-one sessions and adults of all abilities.

Please visit writeherewritenow.blog for more information or to get in touch.


Cats Pyjamas Productions

Cats Pyjamas Productions provide one-woman theatrical shows that can tap into the brain and bring back memories that may seem long forgotten. Our shows are fast paced, visual and stimulating, involving costume changes and choreography to help keep the audience engaged. We use the principles of music and drama therapy and have seen excellent results over the last 10 years. I have recently been featured in The Stage newspaper talking about performing in care homes, I was quoted on the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio2 when they were discussing the healing properties of music for dementia.

Contact: Carole Laine – CATS PYJAMAS PRODUCTIONS LTD Tel: 01924 822262 / 07889 245300


Creative Clay for All

Diagnosed with dementia, you can still have fun and try new things. Come and experience clay, bring family, friends or a carer. They are welcome to join in or just sit and watch with a cup of tea. You will have the opportunity to experiment with clay, the items made will be dried and fired ready for collection 14 days later. No experience necessary, just have fun and see what happens.

Find me [Debbie] on Facebook  www.facebook.com/creativeclayforall 
I cover a large area of Dorset from Ferndown, Boscombe to Weymouth and Cerne Abbas. The workshops can be a one off or a regular monthly session.


Pulse – Health / Fitness / Wellbeing

We beleive everyone should have access to exercise regardless of their age or ability. We do this with passion, motivation, inspiration and trust. Our Aim is to ensure that all our clients are smiling throughout the sessions, Exercise should be fun!

http://www.pulsehfw.com/about1-c1x1t                                  Tel: 0114-322-0000


Creative Music Therapy    

Music Therapy for Elderly in Care Homes  https://www.facebook.com/CreativeMusicTherapy/?fref=ts

Jill says: “I cover the Warwickshire area, particularly Coventry … Music Therapy can provide stimulation and reminiscence for people living with dementia. I provide a one hour musical activity session, with a fun atmosphere and lots of laughter”



Sandra Currie Care Home Entertainer

Provider of Therapies & Entertainment to Care Homes in Wales and Southern England.   Sandra Currie Care Home Entertainer – Specialist gentle interactive entertainment for Dementia, Nursing, EMI, and Residential units, and for    cared-for adults.   email: scurrie65@yahoo.co.uk     http://www.musicare-uk.com



Athina Maria – Professional Belly Dance Performer

Contact Athina for dance and music: Leeds Tel:07507718953

Email: athensmary1991@gmail.com


Encourage Activity    

Getting people out of their chairs and into exercise for fun. Encourage Activity are an inspiring company offering a range of movement-based physical activity sessions to care and nursing home residents on a regular basis. Through specialising in providing fun and engaging tasks to make you smile, we aim to increase mobility and to get you thinking. 

contactus@encourageactivity.co.uk  Phone: 07867 313 415


Freelance Activity Coordinators:



Opening December 2017 – Tailored one to one person centred activities which are aimed at individuals who need support to engage in a wide variety of activities inside the home and out.

I have over 10 years experience in the care sector in various roles and have spent the past 15 months as a senior activities coordinator in a nursing home. Examples of services offered are reminiscence sessions, baking, flower arranging, arts and crafts, music sessions, trips out, reading together, board games and cards.

I have experience working with people with different types and stages of Dementia, I am a Dementia friend, and have recently attended a workshop so I am able to create Music Mirrors. Just because we may be older and less able than we used to be we can still enjoy activities and hobbies, old and new!

Covering Poringland, surrounding villages, Norwich and Bungay –  I will visit and construct a tailored plan for each individual taking their interests and needs into account. I am fully insured, DBS checked, first aid trained and have excellent references. Prices will be at an hourly rate with discounts offered for full mornings or afternoons.

Contact me: Facebook – @theactivitylady

EMMA WILSON: 07856704910


Melanie Valenti – Freelance Activity Coordinator

Freelance Activity Coordinator, Melanie

I a freelance activity coordinator within the West Midlands and currently design and run workshops in the use of cognitive stimulation therapy.

I am a qualified trainer/facilitator within dementia care and a NAPA trained activity coordinator, plus qualified as a registered TimeSlips facilitator. To date I am the only TimeSlips facilitator within the West Midlands. Last year I ran storytelling sessions at the Alzheimer’s Society in Coventry and guided staff in learning the technique within TimeSlips to enable them to continue the sessions during the week. I am especially interested in applying the different forms of cognitive stimulation therapy as I have seen the positive results in the people taking part.

My contact email: firehorse22@hotmail.co.uk   Mobile: 07860 215 136


Ruth at  www.therapyleadcare.com

I spend time in various homes that are in need of support and training for activity coordinators – getting the activity section of care up and running efficiently. My work can take me a few days a week or month, or resident for several months until they feel confident for me to move on. I run in-house workshops training all staff on the importance of activity and interaction.



Mindfulness Coach – Mackaela Johnson

I am a freelance Mindfulness Coach – Available for group or one-to-one sessions across North West areas.

Please contact me for details: email mackaela@googlemail.com



Happy Days Social Interaction & Engagement Workshops for Carers

Happy Days provides a practical and fun interactive workshop for carers, activity coordinators and volunteers working in care homes and care service environments wishing to enrich social care for elderly and people living with dementia.

Provided at your venue for up to 20 participants. Use of all memory prompt and nostalgic materials, handouts, memory box and attendance certificate included.

Email gillian@dementiaworkshop.co.uk for more information. [Service available North West UK areas].

Phone 01253-899163


Workshop Script

Licence Opportunity: Social Interaction & Engagement Workshop Script with licence to present to your clients:

Social Interaction Workshop Script – Templates – Interactive Materials  for you to provide in-house to care teams.

  • Happy Days bespoke workshop script is edited for your chosen clientele: care homes – carers – activity coordinators to follow and share with other team members.


  • Happy Days is looking for trainers and activity providers across the UK who wish to present engagement and social activity training to carers.


  • Do you have experience in coaching, or a qualification within health care and passionate about making a difference to social care for elderly people and people living with dementia?


  • Do you want to assist and help enrich social care for improved well-being?

 Email: info@dementiaworkshop.co.uk or Phone 01253-899163




Other Interests:

Please email info@dementiaworkshop.co.uk if you would like to be added to these listings.