Care Homes &
At Moving Waves we strongly and passionately believe that the practice of any art form is a powerful and therapeutic tool to every person's development. Creative activities and therapeutic workshops can help participants overcome anxieties, explore different expression avenues and develop trust and self-confidence.
‘’From my part I can definitely say it was a delight to have you with us again. Your staff are amazing professionals, genuinely kind and sweet people. The service users love it and thoroughly enjoy every bit. So, thank YOU.’’
Luiz Lopez, EM Eating Disorders Clinic
‘’The facilitator was fantastic. She took everyone on a journey. I’ve never seen them smile so much!’’
– Kate Salisbury, Queen Victoria Care Home
What activities Are available?
Breakfast / Lunch / After-school
Improves flexibility, body circulation, posture and strength, assists the drop of high blood pressure and lowers risk of injury. Carried out on a chair and where applicable, standing up.
Reach a state of deep relaxation through a combination of yoga moves, hand massage, group energy activities, trust exercises, breathing awareness and guided meditation.
A variety of styles available such as Zumba, Swing dance, Chair Dancing, Latin and Disco (70s-90s). Residents get to exercise through a fun and accessible session tailored to them!
An interactive theatrical narration that encourages participants to hare their own stories using visual, sensory and musical stimulus as inspiration.
Arts & Crafts
A creative session full of drama games, acting exercises, miming and improvisations aiming to develop imagination and communication skills.
An upbeat singing session with appropriate songs - participants are encouraged to join in, learn the lyrics and if they feel like it, they can stand up and dance!
From clay modelling, drawing, to canvas and painting – this session will produce beautiful designs for participants to proudly decorate the space!
Accessible sessions aiming to provide different avenues for self-expression, through a practical combination of different art forms: music, movement, art and drama.
Poetry and Creative Writing
Sports & Exercise
An exploration of creativity, poetry and spoken word. Participants will experience an inspired journey through the world of literature, poetry and creative writing.
Ball games, team games, bowling, parachute activities and treasure hunt – an active, fun and interactive session to keep everyone in the room entertained!
A creative combination of music-based games and exercises aiming to develop musicality, rhythm, song writing and music production skills!
Tailored themes to suit group’s interests including: Movies, Music, Geography, History, Animal Kingdom and many more. The winning group gets a MW medal and a certificate of achievement!
A combination of two or more sessions from above – available on a rotating basis: weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
‘’May I take this opportunity to thank you for everything. Excellent engagement and participation. The service users look forward to your sessions every week’’
- Jarret Edgar, Ronak Home
Our team of therapists are passionate and committed to providing high quality sessions that are inclusive, accessible and supportive. The development of vital life skills such as communication and self-expression are central to our approach to creative therapy and each session is tailored to meet the needs of each individual in the group.
60 minutes sessions
Available once or twice a week
One session can accommodate 1-4 participants
Therapists regulated by HCPC and DBS vetted
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In addition to our sessions, we often put on seasonal shows and deliver artistic projects for residents at care homes, rehabilitation centres, hostels and hospitals.
Our special projects aim to entertain whilst providing avenues for further communication. They are priced differently to our standard sessions and they have limited availability as they’re run by their creators.
Click here to find out more about what's currently on offer:
"A massive thank you for organising our Dance sessions!! Tina gave an amazing session!!!! Everyone said how much they enjoyed it. Music too was amazing!!!!! One resident did not wish to leave or for it to end!!!!! We are enroute for Tina's next Dance session and of course looking forward to Drama next week!"
- Anne Robson, CK Nursing Centre
"The sessions are fantastic and suit the needs of our residents. We are so grateful to you for being so accommodating to our residents' needs. Our clients will be very happy that you will continue to facilitate the sessions next year. Again, my many thanks for the incredible service that you provide."
- Arti, Chiswick Nursing Centre
Moving Waves. Moving Forward.
Moving Waves Academy
We are located at:
Chestnuts Community Centre
280 St Ann's Road