The Shalom Unit at Clore Manor

Date: March 2016 - ongoing

Group: Dementia care

Description: Clore Manor is a Jewish Care home in Hendon. I visit the Shalom unit for dementia care once weekly to run sensory textile sessions. This unit is for residents who have advanced dementia. There are a number of I've been working on a sensory textiles project in a care home with people who are living with Dementia. Through spending time with the participants in their own environment and getting to know them individual, the work had progressed into a series of 'sensory cushions', full of tactile elements such as beads, buttons, furry fabrics and pockets. These additional elements can be therapeutic for 'busy' hands.

Community Focus (CF) is an inclusive multi-arts centre based in Barnet. They work to encourage people in the local community of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to participate in the arts, to gain confidence and to challenge barriers through integration and innovation.