Bringing The Inside Out – Words and poems of people living in, working in and visiting care and nursing homes

‘I would urge Health and Wellbeing Boards, Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS memory clinics, social care services and charities, along with the rest of us, to please listen and consider how poetry and other art forms can positively impact the wellbeing and quality of life for those with a dementia and the people who care for them.’  Paul M. Camic, Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health

Bringing The Inside Out 2020

Hear the real lived experience of carers, people experiencing a dementia living in care homes, and relatives about their experience of the pandemic.

Bringing The Inside Out 2020 - Words and poems of people experiencing dementia

“Bringing The Inside Out” is a publication which includes the powerful words of people with a dementia, staff in care homes, and relatives. Voices featured are from across the whole of the UK, and the book focusses on the experience of the Covid pandemic in 2020. All of the pieces have been created through our Listen Out Loud method.

This groundbreaking and responsive project, and the book, arose from a light consultancy the charity did during the UK’s first lockdowns earlier this year. Talking about the devastating impact of Covid-19, carers suggested Living Words make a book that features their words, as well as relatives’ words, and those residents with later stage dementia, living in their care homes.

Bringing The Inside Out 2020 - Words and poems of people experiencing dementia

The focus of Bringing the Inside Out is to unite the sector and enable the public to really hear how it has been for people. It’s the only project of its kind, with a foreword by actor Brian Cox, and endorsements from Meera Syal, Christopher Eccleston, Alison Steadman, Jane Moore and Bidisha. Vic Rayner, Exceutive of the National Care Forum, and Professor Seb Crutch from Dementia Research Centre UK/ Rare Dementia Support also lend their voices in writing forewords for this book. While the lived experiences of caring and living with a dementia endorsements come from Nula Suchet and Keith Oliver.

Bringing The Inside Out is available for £10.99 (inc. p&p) HERE.

A powerful celebrity endorsed book featuring the words of care home residents living with a dementia, their professional carers, and their relatives.

United through a pioneering UK-wide project by charity Living Words , a group of over 65 professional carers, those living with a dementia and their relatives have spoken about life in care homes under Covid lockdown.

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For more info/press enquiries:
Living Words direct on 07967502506 /

A big thank you to Iron Man Records Patron Oliver Senton who continues to be involved in the work of this project and for bringing it to my attention. Please share and let friends, relatives, colleagues and loved ones know about this book.