Winner at the National Dementia Care Awards 2018!
Caroline Twist, Stories for the Soul Co-Lead and Playlist for Life Trainer, has been awarded Dementia Care Champion at the National Dementia Care Awards 2018. Caroline was presented with this award by Hazel Blears at the high profile Gala Night held on Thursday 8th November at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, attended by over 400 guests.
Caroline has worked in Sheffield older people’s services in health and social care for 15 years. She has set up two creative reminiscence handling collections at The Montgomery in Sheffield and St.Peter’s College Resource Centre , implementing the findings of her Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship in 2015, researching ‘Artist Engagement with Life History Work in Care Home Settings’ in Europe and South America.
For the past three years Caroline has worked designing a care home support resource for Twinkl, and has been the development worker for the Mutual Blessings project Stories for the Soul. Over many years she has creatively explored how dementia is conveyed to the public in her freelance capacity as Storytelling with a Twist. In 2018 she curated two dementia friendly art exhibitions at The Montgomery and Sheffield Cathedral as part of Sheffeel arts festival. Caroline is currently a trainer for Playlist for Life and is working until March setting up help points for the charity in the Sheffield area.