Artists in care homes – deadline 20 August 2018

Creative Arts and Dementia Network (CDAN) is offering places on a professional development training programme for arts practitioners who want to learn how to work effectively with people with dementia.

The project is a collaboration with care provider MHA and applicants will need to will live within reasonable travelling distance of one of MHA's care homes in Coventry or Croydon and be available to attend an introductory 2 day workshop (in late August or mid December 2018 or mid-February 2019) Over the next 6-12 weeks ( depending on your commitments) you will apply learning to practice by supporting residents with dementia participating in 3 hour dance, drama, digital arts, storytelling/poetry sessions on Thursdays in Croydon or Fridays in Coventry for 6-12 weeks. You will work with an experienced arts practitioners leading the sessions, receive additional monthly training and a full course manual with references and resources. For further details and an application form please email or phone Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, CE, CDAN on 07801 509993.