How it works

We offer a proven way to help individuals in your care community connect with the people, passions and pleasures that matter to them.

 

What's on offer each week ranges from tours of gardens and galleries, to poetry groups and art clubs, through to mindfulness workshops, recreating classic movies, and themed tours and conversations. See our full list of events here

Older lady grinning at the camera. Photo: Rebecca Cresta

Most events are 45 minutes long and have been designed to include people living with dementia.

The not so techy bit

It's easy to join our online events, all you need is an iPad, tablet or computer.

 

All the events are on Zoom, but there is no need to remember meeting links or passcodes - that is all done by Vibrant Communities. You just click on the event in the app and you will join automatically.

 

We offer a short onboarding session to help care community staff with any technical challenges. We make sure they are happy using our app,  joining Zoom calls, and spreading the word about the events and social groups. 

You can sign up and try 5 events for free. Simply sign up with your email address here.

It's all about taking part

Every event and social group has a creative host to welcome people and help them contribute and connect in a way that suits them best. This is a million miles away from watching an event as an ‘audience’.

 

People living in your care community can invite their family and friends to enjoy the events with them, and they’ll get to meet new people from other homes who share their interests.​

Working with other organisations

We work with external organisations to ensure our social groups and event are vibrant and engaging. Some of these are one off events, but many are ongoing partnerships where we can offer regular events.

 

Recent events have included tours and experts from:

  • Walthamstow Wetlands nature reserve

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum

  • The National Football Museum

  • The Estorick Collection

  • The National Trust

  • The Wee Museum of Memory in Edinburgh

  • The National Horseracing Museum

  • The RAF Museum

You can see more about these events in our impact blogs.