Lab4Living leads on Special Issue in Evidence & Policy journal

Creativity and Co-production

An interdisciplinary global editorial team, convened by Lab4Living’s Dr Joe Langley, has launched a call for papers for a special issue of journal Evidence & Policy. The editors seek expressions of interest on papers exploring Creativity, Co-production and healthy societies in the context of evidence and policy. Evidence & Policy is an international peer reviewed journal of research, debate and […]

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Summer success for online resource supporting people with dementia

Connecting People, Connecting Support

In March 2020, Lab4Living, in collaboration with allied heath professionals from Alzheimer Scotland, launched Connecting People, Connecting Support, an online resource to support people with dementia and their families. The website hosts a range of interactive research-informed resources that promote quality of life. The website was designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented people with dementia accessing day centres and […]

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Design4Health2020 proceedings published

Design4Health has published its biggest set of official proceedings yet. The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design4Health, Amsterdam, 2020 are now available in four volumes at www.design4health.org.uk. When the Design4Health2020 conference organising committee collectively chose ‘The Future is Now!’ as the theme for the 2020 conference we had not anticipated a future shaped by the emergence and ensuing […]

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Dementia Together Online launches today

Dementia Together

A new online space where people with dementia, family members and supporters can come together and explore ways of living well with dementia at home is launched today. Lab4Living’s Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher have been working with Alzheimer Scotland to develop the materials at www.dementiatogether.online. The resource is launched today at 9am with new material being released every Tuesday […]

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Lab4Living’s ‘Journeying Through Dementia’ takes to Wales!

Journeying Through Dementia Wales

After successful pilots in Scotland with Alzheimer Scotland, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Grampian, Journeying Through Dementia now takes to Llanelli, Wales. The Older Adult Mental Health Service at Prince Philip Hospital are piloting the Lab4Living intervention. Our ability to engage in and participate in activities we find meaningful is central to wellbeing. Finding ways to continue […]

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Life Cafés are on the market!

Life Cafe is launched

The Life Café kit is now available to purchase via Marie Curie! It’s amazing to think that we began our work with Marie Curie on the Design to Care Programme in just 2017 and we now have an evidence-based product on the market. This is particularly made possible by the wonderful and award winning Design Futures Packaging (http://www.designfuturesgroup.com/packaging-design) team, who […]

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Life Café project extends its reach

The Life Cafe

‘The Life Café. A space to uncover and share what is meaningful in life and in care’ As the Life Café kit is rolled out across the UK and beyond, we explore the programme of design research underpinning its development and some coverage of recent Life Cafés. The Design to Care Programme was an ambitious research project funded by the […]

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Claire Craig invited to speak at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Housing Conference – Thursday 14 November 2019

Claire Craig and RCOT logo for seminar Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Housing Conference

Dr Claire Craig has been invited to speak at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Housing Conference in Newcastle on Thursday 14 November 2019. She will use this as an opportunity to share a programme of research she is engaged in with the Lab4Living team focusing on the 100-Year Life and the Future Home. This is part of […]

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Claire Craig shares design research with Welsh therapists

Lab4Living's Claire Craig meeting Welsh OTs

October saw Lab4Living’s Claire Craig spend two days in Wales working with Occupational Therapists across Wales sharing a range of research informed design interventions and resources. Claire Sims, Head Occupational Therapist for ywel Dda UHB, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion County Councils and service lead Nicky Thomas specifically invited Claire to share her Journeying through Dementia programme and materials. These support […]

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