Are you planning a day out with your care home residents or group? Many people can find it stressful to have to board a bus and sit still on an extended journey. For anyone living with a dementia or learning disability, this can prove difficult for activity coordinators and staff to manage. Our selection includes a number of products to provide comfort along the way.
We have put together a range of carefully designed products to help keep people occupied during the journey and also items to help make the day out that bit more special. Most are made of lightweight materials and are compact in size to fit easily into a bag.
For the start of the journey, our CD and Songbooks will provide great entertainment. We have chosen a select few which are sure to get residents singing and enjoying the journey.
Why not take along some active games? To make it easier for you, we have selected a few of our lightweight easy to carry active games and hobby kits.
Score a winner with this Foam Can Alley Number game. See if you can knock down as many cans with your bags, then add up your scores. Less noisy than our Tin Can Alley game and great to practise numeracy skills too!
Over 100 favourite, nostalgic medleys on a great double CD collection. The large-print photocopiable songbook features words to all the songs. An ideal reminiscence aid. Songs include: 'Pack Up Your Troubles', 'Bless 'Em All', 'The Lambeth Walk' and many more!
50 favourite classics from the 1960s to singalong to. Set includes 2 CDs plus large print songbook. Includes Elvis Presley, The Shadows and more.
50 original timeless classics from the 1950s to singalong to. Includes 2 CDs plus large print songbook. Artists include: Elvis Presley, Doris Day and more.
Extend your knowledge about the seashore with this helpful kit. Includes: fishing net, magnified collection jar, 24 ID cards, notepad and pencil and full instructions.
Beautiful Gloria will melt anyone's heart. She comes with a removable romper suit, hat, bottle and dummy. Her lower half is bean-filled. Doll therapy is a recognised therapy often used with dementia patients to help rekindle memories of looking after children and give a sense of purpose.
Specially requested by hospital and care home staff, this pocket cushion has 9 different attachments to keep restless hands busy. Ideal for individual use. See video below:
NEW! One for the boys - macho coat still with a great assortment of attachments to twiddle, pull, slide and unclip. Coat is removable for washing.
NEW!.Same adorable pup to cuddle but with a vibrant pink coat. Great assortment of attachments to twiddle, pull, slide and unclip. Coat is removable for washing.
Harry's impish smile is guaranteed to melt anyone's heart!. Made from soft plush fabric, he makes a great companion. Removable clothes for washing.
NEW DESIGN. Lovely, traditional garden game crafted from real wood. A great game to play across the generations. Boules is ideal for care home groups to play for gentle fitness and to encourage friendships and social bonding. The tactile natural wooden boules fit neatly in older hands - especially for anyone with weak gripping ability. Natural wood boules with coloured jack.
A traditional, well-loved game played standing or sitting, indoors or outside. All wood construction and comes with 4 durable rope quoits and storage bag.
Keep fit and have fun at the same time with this lightweight badminton set. Can be played indoors or out. Includes 2 racquets and 1 shuttlecock.
Anyone for tennis? This lightweight set is just the thing to play indoors or out. Durable set of plastic raquets and soft sponge ball is all you need for game, set and match!
A Light weight summer ball & pump set ideal to play catch in the garden or out and about. Ball measures 16cm diameter.
Huge 50cm diameter lightweight ball - great for upper body exercise - no fear of missing this when it comes your way! Ideal for all ages and abilities. Fully washable. *MULTIBUY OFFER.
Throw your boule as close as you can to the small jack, if it is closer than your opponent - you get a point. The highest score wins! Lightweight and stores neatly away afterwards.
Made from strong durable nylon with 8 easy grip handles. Helps with upper body tone and makes exercising fun for all ages and abilities.
Nothing conjures up the style and elegance of a traditional English summer’s day like a game of croquet. Beautiful all wooden set that makes a treasured activity for all ages. Makes the perfect outdoor game to encourage older care home residents to enjoy gentle exercise in a fun way.
Two activities in one, this pack provides inspiration and guidance to get more out of being outdoors.The Nature Explorer book contains quality photographs that highlight the season to spark a chat.Nature Walker contains textures to search and find. Waterproof too!
Baby Doll Joy is sure to melt anyone's heart. Lay her down to sleep and she will close her eyes. Her cute outfit is easily removable and she comes complete with dummy and bottle. Doll therapy is widely recognised for people living with dementia to help evoke nurturing instincts and help with stressful situations. Joy comes with removable clothing, dummy and bottle.
Emelie, our new Joyk Empathy Doll makes a thoughtful gift and companion for an older loved one - especially for anyone with a dementia living in a care home or hospital. Doll therapy for use with dementia patients is a recognised therapy used extensively in the care sector and can help alleviate stress and anxiety as well as helping to relieve boredom. Designed to encourage caring and nurturing instincts, she comes with a weighted bottom to feel just like a small child when being carried. Made from soft-filled fabric and with removable clothes, her appealing eyes are designed to have constant eye contact for a strong emotional bond. Her facial features have a realistic little nose and shaped mouth too.
Get everyone laughing along with these comedy classics - everything from Benny Hill to Morecombe and Wise. Many will remember these laugh-a-long favourites from the TV and radio shows of the past. 75 sketches and songs to delight both young and old.
Enjoy the beautiful uplifting sounds of British songbirds by just the touch of a button. 12 favourite garden birds including Robin, Goldfinch, Song Thrush etc. Each bird has its own fact file and photograph on thick board pages.