Saturday, 4 November 2017

Training Dementia Detectives in Yeovil.

Black Fire Horse Woman in Dementia Training!

Honoured to spend two days with the hospital team. 

A Dementia focused team, the  leader has been nominated for an national award. 
Such great learning and fun taking the creative tools and drums
on to the wards.

Lots of Drumming and creativity with the patients.
Staff learned how to use the my new Reflective Detective model. 

Friday, 13 October 2017

Celebrating Excellence In Care in Plymouth

Photos from smiles on the tiles 

I remain so grateful for all the Elders I have sat with in therapy who have told me how it feels to live with Dementia. 
The work is for them. 

Plymouth Quality and Assurance Improvement team. 

The awards ready to be shared. 

And the amazing winners. 

Thank you to the commissioners who Celebrate Care
SO proud to facilitate for Plymouth.
 I was delighted to be on the decision making panel for the awards but the amazing QAIT team surprised me with an award for my passion and the care training models I have developed.  

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Thrilled to receive an award from 
Plymouth Quality Assurance and Improvement Team 
for my passion for 
Dementia Quality Mark work in the city.

We have been working hard to explore why Plymouth domiciliary care workers are so amazing and so I asked them about the values they hold in doing their care work with People with Dementia. 
Please see a summary of this below of values shared by a group of  workers on a day I was helping facilitate with the amazing Plymouth commissioning team.  

Do what you love !


Friday, 18 November 2016

An old piece of work just found... on SDCC website link below-
                                                              - always happy to work with this amazing school 

drumming may 14 1 

A group of Year 7 music students marked Dementia Awareness Week by joining care home residents in a drumming workshop.

The six students went to Manor Court care home in Plymouth on 22 May 2014 to take part in the hour-long music session led by Lorna Coulson, a dementia consultant, who specifically invited students from the College to join the  workshop. 
  "The session related to the honouring of the elders through rhythm and song," explained music teacher Mr Crocker.

"All of the children were very involved in the session and played on numerous drums, including a large drum called Spirit Of The Sound made from British Buffalo.
"All of the students represented the College fantastically and engaged with the residents throughout the session."

Stoke Damerel Community College

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Womens fundraising workshop for CHIL- 

Celebrate Your Heartbeat-
 light your fire!

With Lorna Coulson and the Firewomen

Come and light the fire in your belly and explore...
 Who you truly are and Who you want to be...

As women we give out so much of the time. This is a workshop designed for women who give and who would like space for themselves to replenish their internal storehouse. We welcome women who would like to reconnect with themselves and their roots with music, creativity, laughter and maybe a few tears...”

 Saturday Nov 19th 2016

From 10-5

Lorna and The Firewomen work with drumming and creativity and have been honoured with some inspirational ways of working from a Canadian First Nations Elder. The team are all experienced in womens work. The leaders are HCPC registered and  Lorna who has designed the workshop has been nationally recognised for her womens groupwork. 

This is a small workshop. We are only offering up to 8-10 places and will offer a follow-up if the group wish.

The venue is a house fairly central in Plymouth and will be given on booking. Tea and coffee will be provided and please bring finger food to share for lunch to go with the Veggie soup we are making.

We are asking for a minimum donation of £40 which will all go to CHIL.

to book contact Becky at CHIL or 


CHIL (Community Health In Lipson) - work with people to help them where they are. 
They work locally in Plymouth empowering people in the community find richer lives in the face of mental health and other challenges they may live with.

 We are giving our time for free, honouring the women who are running CHIL and all proceeds will go to help keep CHIL doing the amazing work they do so well.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Wonderful day at Dementia conference

Inspiring people.....

Speakers at Caring for Dementia Conference Devon

Incredible time at conference with workers from CQC, Purple Angels, Southern Shore Care and singer Anne Marie Waite. Made so many new friends. 

I was honoured to speak at this conference on my Model of person centred care approach and Dementia Detectives Care model. 

I also ran a drum workshop on using the drums for wellbeing and the attendees raised the roof and even wrote a song with me celebrating the day set aside to work towards even better support for people living with Dementia. 

I joined the Purple Angels as I met their founder Norm McNamara.....