What is Shindig?
Shindig is an online directory that helps connect care homes and sheltered accommodations in the UK with the best entertainment and activity in their region.
Our goals are to support person-centred care by offering access to diverse and stimulating activity provision. We also want to acknowledge the skills of all activity providers, including co-ordinators, entertainers, motivators and therapists.
Who can benefit?
We aim to be a quick and easy one-stop solution for both sides of activity co-ordination. For those organising activities in care homes or sheltered accommodation, that means being able to easily find highly recommended service providers - no more searching for that flyer that came in 6 months ago!
For providers of entertainment and activities, it means having a modern online prescence where you can make new connections and collect recommendations for your services and skills.
Why use Shindig?
Truly person-centred, meaningful activities need to accommodate a diverse range of interests, tastes and cultural backgrounds. This brings a richness to the job of activity co-ordination, but can also be a challenge in sourcing entertainment, events and activities to book for residents.
Co-ordinators need inspiration for interesting, stimulating activities and for relaxation, therapeutic and sensory sessions. Shindig provides an opportunity to recommend quality service providers to help in this choice.