Below is a sample of all the extra activity and planning resources which we offer each month to our subscribers. Take a look and see how these effective, simple-to-use resources will save you hours of preparation time.
If you are already a subscriber you can now access the full Resources Toolbox via the links in your weekly email. Bookmark that unique link for future easy access.
New Reminiscence Music Service – coming soon!
Coming in February 2021 – our new reminiscence music service will offer a richer, deeper experience for your residents. New playlists of classic favourites every month, with stimulating videos. Ideal for singalongs, prompting conversation or just sitting back and enjoying happy memories.
View a Sample Playlist below:
To view the list of tracks please click the icon (1/12) in the top right corner.
You can Play All by clicking the first video displayed or select an individual track from the List.
Our new Activity Bank is a treasure trove of resources updated with fresh, seasonal content every month. There’s everything you need to run a full, fun, stimulating and varied activity programme for groups and individuals.
PLUS – our new Best Practice Guides covering all the activities you hold regularly in your home.
PLUS – our new area of Reminiscence Videos; with great memories of old comedians, musicals, Life in the 50s and 60s… and many more being added.
PLUS – coming in February 2021 our new music reminiscence service as shown above.
Below is a sample of what is on offer to our subscribers. Take a look and try them out.
Plans, posters and user guides to help you get the very best from your Daily Sparkle resources.
Also take a look at this special video about the Daily Sparkle. It will help you make the best use of our popular newspaper – a tried and trusted reminiscence resource.
I'm having problems printing out my Daily Sparkles.
For all printing advice and information, please refer to our printing guide.
How many copies of the Daily Sparkle should I print out?
This will vary depending on your individual care setting. We generally find that some residents like to have their own copy while it is always a good idea to provide at least one for staff members and another, colour copy, for the Visitors Book. For more advice on printing, refer to our printing guide.
What should I do if I don't receive my Daily Sparkle?
First of all, check your Spam and/or Junk folder. Sometimes, our emails may be filtered out by your email provider. If you still can’t find any email from us in your Spam or Junk folders, please contact us. We send out batches of Daily Sparkle in advance, so you have plenty of time to contact us before you should need to use them.
What are the benefits of customising the Daily Sparkle?
Adding the name of your care home to the cover of the Daily Sparkle helps residents to feel special and a part of a caring community. From a marketing and compliance perspective, a customised copy of the Daily Sparkle shows visitors and organisations such as the CQC that you are committed to enhancing residents’ quality of life by providing mental stimulation as well as physical care.
For more on how the Daily Sparkle can help with your home’s branding, see the What We Do page.
What are the Carer's Notes for?
Carer’s Notes provide background information on the content featured within the Daily Sparkle. They also have suggested questions and prompts using both Reminiscence Therapy and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. Carer’s Notes are especially useful for young and/or foreign employees who may need a little help in getting started.
Can I share my Daily Sparkle with other care homes?
No. The Daily Sparkles are supplied to specific locations and are for the sole use of individuals associated with that location. Distribution or sharing outside of this specific location is strictly forbidden. Find out more in our T&Cs. You can contact us to discuss group/corporate subscription rates.
How long can I access the Daily Sparkles for?
You can access 8 weeks worth of the Daily Sparkle at any time, via the links that we supply you with on a weekly basis. If for any reason you require access to older copies, please contact us so we can assist you.
How can I access the App?
Our App is available on both iOS and Android, as part of our package subscriptions. For more information about the App, refer to our App user guide.
How is the Daily Sparkle delivered?
The Daily Sparkle is delivered electronically (by email) on a weekly basis. Depending on your subscription, we also mail certain subscription items on a monthly basis. Find out more about our subscription packages here.
How do I make payment?
We accept payment by cheque, direct debit and BACS.
Cheques should be sent to The Daily Sparkle, Dartington Space, Dartington Hall, Totnes. TQ9 6EN. Please use your Order ID number as the payment reference number on back of the cheque. Once your order has been processed an invoice will be emailed to you. Should you wish to pay by BACS, please place your order and select this option during the checkout process. Once you have placed your order and it has been processed, an invoice with our bank details will be emailed to you so payment can be made.