This is the moment we told Lily that there is funding to run another Paint Pals project - so the children will be back! 


Marcus and Millie 

Marcus and Millie met through our Making Pals community engagement project and have enjoyed a number of trips together from Bristol Zoo to Weston-super-Mare pier... (Read more)

Tilly's memories

Residents at one Bristol home we visit regularly are all living with dementia, and have a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Some are much more cognitively able than others, so there is a diverse range of needs ...(Read more)


A new Alan

When Alan first arrived at his new care home he was very unwell and depressed. In their assessment, staff said they didn’t think he would be with them for long, and that his time there would be end of life care... (Read more)

Diane's story

iPals is an Alive intergenerational project which links up care homes and primary schools through the shared use of touchscreen technology. This is where we met Diane...(Read more)

John's photos 

John is a frail gentleman who likes to keep himself to himself. He doesn’t like to take part in activities and staff at his care home had become increasingly worried that he was at risk of isolation and possible depression... (Read more)

The Bee's Knee's

We started the session asking participants about what makes them happy. All of them said “Oh, I don't really know dear”. This often happens, as it can take people a little time to come out of their shell...(Read more)

A weekly men's club

We delivered coaching at a care home recently who had asked for support in finding meaningful activities for the men in the home, as most of them didn't want to join in with the organised activities. Staff were worried that...(Read more)

Bringing joy to Irene

When we arrived at her care home, Irene was sitting in a chair with her eyes closed and her head down. We sat with her and introduced ourselves, shaking her hand and then keeping hold of it...(Read more)