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

95

Of older people have improved mood following an Alive! session

3,274

Sessions delivered last year

1,200+

Care home staff trained

9,000+

Older people reached

Alive!'s work has been successfully quality assured and published by NICE in their Local Practice Collection.
Our work has also been independently evaluated using the ArtsObs tool, which is cited by Public Health England in their new guidance on evaluating arts programmes that seek to improve health and wellbeing. Read our evaluation.

The difference we make

“You make everyone come alive when you're here. You have a magical talent!”

"Our residents think it's great, everyone participates and enjoys the sessions. We wait for the next visit!"

“I haven’t got an activities budget as such, but if I did, I would quite willingly spend the whole lot on Alive.” 

Training, coaching and mentoring

We provide training for staff in how to engage successfully with the older people in their care. 

Our trainers have a wealth of experience in running stimulating activities and are experts in their field.  All the course elements have a strong basis in proven therapeutic techniques such as reminiscence and life story work. 

Activity sessions

We deliver fun and interactive activity sessions designed to increase the happiness and the health of older people in care. Our sessions reach people on all levels: cognitively, physically, emotionally and creatively.

From art and dance to guided reminiscence, there is something for everyone and we tailor each session to the needs of the group. 

Latest news

Becoming Outstanding 

A big congratulation to Blaise Western Court, run by Mears Group, who last week were awarded an 'Outstanding' CQC rating!

It’s been such a pleasure to work with their staff and residents through our Parlours of Wonder and Paint Pals projects... Read more in latest news. 

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