Alive is the UK’s leading charity enriching the lives of older people in care and training their carers.

Alive works to transform the residential care sector, so that older people’s mental, social and emotional wellbeing is prioritised alongside their physical care.

As a leading practitioner of meaningful activity, Alive delivers fun and interactive activity sessions designed to increase the happiness and the health of older people in care. The activity sessions reach people on all levels: cognitively, physically, emotionally and creatively. Participation improves wellbeing and increases social interaction between residents and staff, enhancing relationships within the home and creating a sense of community

Alive delivers high quality training which enables care staff to enrich the lives of older people - putting wellbeing at the heart of care through activities that foster closer relationships and happy environments. Alive offers:

In-house training

Choose from a variety of set in-house training courses which can be delivered nationwide at any of your care settings. Full day courses normally run from 9.30 -4pm, half day from 9.30- 12.30pm and up to 12 care staff can attend.

Bespoke days - Alive also provide bespoke training on many aspects of person centred care. Planned alongside you, this training is tailored to the needs of your individual staff and settings.

Meaningful Activity Coaching Programme

The Alive Meaningful Activity Coaching Programme allows care home staff to learn on the job, which will embed best practice long term and help staff ensure that residents engage in activity that improve their wellbeing and happiness. The programme was a finalist for ‘Best training initiative’ at the Dementia Care Awards 2017.

Active Care Forums

Alive’s specialist Forums enable care professionals to improve quality of life for older people. Joining provides access to exclusive Alive training, peer support, networking and practical resources. The forums offer Incredible value for money, convenient venues and practical learning that you can put straight into practice. Attending the Forums benefits activity provision, CQC ratings and ultimately enhances the lives of older people.

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