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Every Day Impact Award

Posted: 20 Mar 2017   |   Awards

In February 2017 Bright Shadow won the Every Day Impact Award at the DSC’s Social Change Awards. We were extremely…

The good news of Easter for people with dementia

Posted: 20 Mar 2017   |   Blogs

As the global church looks forward to Holy Week next month, at Bright Shadow we are asking ourselves ‘what do Easter,…

Easter Activities

Posted: 20 Mar 2017   |   Blogs

Whether you are a person of faith or not, Easter is a great time of thinking about new life, hopes…

Cheerio from Rhiannon – A note as she steps down as a Director

Posted: 02 Feb 2017   |   Blogs

After 8 years (shy 1 month) I am stepping down from co-leading Bright Shadow and so I thought I’d take…

Dementia Friendly Christmas Church Services

Posted: 19 Dec 2016   |   Blogs

The onset of dementia can bring new depths of appreciation for the hope that Christmas represents. Light shines in the…

10 ways to have a Zesty little Christmas

Posted: 19 Dec 2016   |   Blogs

We first published this blog post of Christmas Dementia Activities in 2015, but we’ve re-published it on our shiny new…

Performance and Dementia Report

Posted: 24 Nov 2016   |   Reports

In 2012 we published an independent evaluation report on the benefit of taking part in our Zest Workshops. You can…

Kent Dementia Award 2016

Posted: 24 Nov 2016   |   Awards

Bright Shadow are honoured to receive the ‘Innovative Team’ award at the Kent Dementia Awards 2016 We won this award…

Dementia and Early Years: Evaluation Report

Posted: 24 Nov 2016   |   Reports

“Watching them teaches you to forget your sorrow” Last year Bright Shadow brought together older people with dementia and nursery school…

Dementia and Spirituality

Posted: 24 Nov 2016   |   Reports

Are people with dementia still able to have a meaningful faith? What happens to our understanding of faith when we…

Granddad, We Love You

Posted: 24 Nov 2016   |   Blogs

In 2009 Age Concern (now Age UK) introduced National Grandparents’ day to celebrate our wonderful Grandparents! This year it is…

Better than Bingo

Posted: 24 Nov 2016   |   Blogs

In our last blog post ‘Beyond Bingo‘ we set out Bright Shadow’s position on bingo as a dementia activity and in…

Beyond Bingo

Posted: 24 Nov 2016   |   Blogs

Bingo. How can one small word, one harmless game cause so much contention? In the care sector and older people’s…

Dementia Friendly Arts Venues

Posted: 24 Nov 2016   |   Blogs

Historically Bright Shadow has mainly taken their work inside care homes, bringing zestiness to the people that live and work…

Granddad, Dementia and Me

Posted: 24 Nov 2016   |   Blogs

Hi! I’m Grace, I am 15 years old and I have just started volunteering at Bright Shadow and Katy has…