Vibrant Communities are intensive programmes to raise levels of activity, improve outcomes and build relationships. We do this by supporting the co-production and delivery of community events over a period of 2-12 months. We know that most care services run events, and that the vast majority aren't personalised and don't go as far as they could to engage staff and improve quality of life for residents.
The key to these programmes is the Vibrant Event's process that we have developed and refined over the past seven years. This sits alongside team leadership development, and communication skills for wellbeing (this are particularly useful when working with people living with dementia, as well as other cognitive challenges).
- Focus on 5 most isolated individuals
- Inspirational creative events involving staff, residents, relatives and guests
- Engaging 60 minute staff training sessions on creative communication
- Support calls and meetings for an assigned Project Lead from the home
- Reports and videos from the creative experiences and events
Whole Service Culture Shift
Vibrant Communities supports whole services to achieve a culture shift in day-to-day care and support. The programme combines staff training, advice and guidance with a series of co-produced, creative events enjoyed by the whole community.
The initial event is centred on a collaborative recreation of a classic film. Momentum is maintained through further community events and staff development that continue to support an active, creative and vibrant culture. Success is celebrated through images, video and stories that help to promote your service.
The quotes above are from long term projects, The programme also works as an inspiration to shift practice through a 6 week version. Here are some of the things our clients have said about this approach.