‘The future of care is creative’ K. Marshall 2009    

See Our Events 2014

LOGOCIC square TMclosersmallWelcome…

Creativity In Care’s™ purpose is to improve quality of life, inclusion and joy in care and community settings. We are a community interest company with a social purpose.

Puppetry and arts combined with person-centred principles (taking time to understand what suits each person) have a powerful and positive impact on interactions and communication.

Creativity In Care™ offer workshops, courses, and consultancy, to promote mental well-being and positive connections with or without words. We co-create exhibitions, films and performances to give voice to people who may not have had opportunities to be heard.

Participants include  the general public; people diagnosed with dementia, staff, care managers and family carers; people with experiences of mental ill health; people who use learning disability services; children and adults; and interested companies.

Sponsor an 80-mile puppet walk!! ... we’re walking animal puppets along the Great Glen Way April 26th-May 4th… please donate. These funds go directly to Creativity In Care community interest company (marked walk) towards the creative programmes in care homes. Many thanks…

        Come and say hello to us in Fort William (outside West Highland Museum) at 2pm-3pm Saturday April 26th, or join us in Fort Augustus on Wednesday April 30th, or welcome us home at 2pm Ness Islands, Inverness on Sunday May 4th.

Read a blog about the magic of puppetry in dementia care
MyBookPuppetryCoverThe book is out!! ‘Puppetry in Dementia Care: connecting through creativity and joy’ Marshall, K., Jessica Kinglsey Publishers 2013 pp256 £19.99  – based on ten years work.  5% of the author’s share helps Creativity In Care™ deliver more services. See here.

We had a wonderful book launch on rowing boats at Whin Park. Thank you to everyone who supported us.


‘Creative Pathways to Peace’ – Intergenerational programmes … Ullapool and Alness 2014

‘Healthy Brains, Stories and Games’ – Intergenerational Projects – details of our show-case events will be posted here after Easter.

Monthly day out with family carer’s and relatives living with dementia (identifying what is dementia friendly whilst exploring emotional wellbeing, stress management and coping at home)  Previous trips to the Ferrycroft Centre, Lairg; Dornoch Museum, Tain Museum and cafes, Black Isle and  Sutherland’s Dunrobin Castle and Storehouse at Foulis. Thanks to the Golspie Inn and the VGES for space too. Had a wonderful March outing to the Museum of Childhood, Stathpeffer. Next outing date April 22nd. Contact for details.

OPEN WORKSHOP: ‘Creative Well-Being’ explores stress management and creativity in partnership with Arts In Merkinch and Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. Last Friday of the month: Friday 25th April. £3 donation per session at the Bike Shed, Grant Street, Merkinch, Inverness. Other workshops are for individual organisations. 

Recent projects have included ‘Creative Brains – Noetic Art‘ in Sutherland, Invergordon, Ross-shire, Inverness and Morayshire;  ‘Picture This Reality’ with Birchwood Highland Inverness and Lochaber; plus workshops, exhibitions and talks. Exciting new creative learning programme is in discussions….



Click on the following images for direct links to our pages

Family Carers (dementia)

Mental Health Awareness

Family Children

About us


Care Settings


Angus's Boots by KM 2011

Angus MacPhee

Regardless of diagnosis, perceived ability, language or memory, – people have emotions, imagination, humour, sensitivities and individual needs. Creativity is all-inclusive.

Creativity In Care™ enables us to find different, and often uplifting ways to connect, beyond the constraints of spoken or remembered words.

Positive interactions raise self-esteem and joyfulness. Meaningful connections reduce isolation or frustration, and increase a sense of having a life worth living.


Creativity In Care™ is based on years of practical research using puppetry, performance and visual arts, with a professional background in health & social care and arts in health. Many thanks to all the participants, carers, staff and everyone who supports the work.

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Note about using the phrase ‘Creativity In Care’ : we have been operating as Creativity In Care for several years and therefore request other organisations starting to use the term, to acknowledge our work. Our events list can be found in Events 2014 or by contacting us

Note about the images: we are grateful to participants’ kind permissions to use their photographs over the years, which are copyrighted to KMarshall 2013-14

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We tweet 2 or 3 times a week, so please join us there where we are called creativitycare.

We are a partner with the Highland Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

Creativity In Care™ is a social enterprise – initial support from Scotland Unltd and Millennium Awards Trust.  (See article about us by Unltd)



Scotland UnLtd


6 Responses to Home

  1. Jeff Turner says:

    Looks like great work – would be good to keep in touch and share feedback and ideas – regards – Jeff vdg ltd

  2. Roland says:

    Definitely great work being done! I really like the creative & innovative approaches you have taken to helping people in all sorts of ways especially in their overall mental well-being. I am in the medical alert service for seniors industry and we try and help seniors & caregivers live their best life possible. Offering great resources to help them help themselves such as your events page is awesome! Thanks for all the great info. I will definitely share your site on Twitter! Have a great day :)

  3. Culainn Boland Shanahan says:

    Hi …….
    Being a design student I truly believe in the ability for
    Creativity to improve quality of life……

    Kind regards
    Culainn B Shanahan

  4. JoAnn Jordan says:

    Love the level of engagement shown in these photos. I look forward to following your posts and seeing more of your interventions!

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