we set up Mindful Gifts CIC because of the lack of suitable activities for people with dementia and that families found it difficult to know what to buy their loved one for special occasions such as Birthdays and Christmas. We strongly believe that it is the ‘gift of giving’ which is important, and the thought that has gone into finding the suitable and appropriate gift. That is why we have sourced a wide selection of thoughtful gift ideas for everyone. support us
Mindful Gifts CIC is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and any surplus that we make on our Aquapaints is reinvested to support the great work we do for people with dementia. This includes delivering daily activities and tea parties in our unique shop that is set in the past. When we get care homes bring residents to our shop we always find that getting the Aquapaints out is always a great hit, as everyone can have a go regardless of their impairment or ability. We are mainly run by volunteers and each order is carefully packed and posted by our volunteers who are passionate about making a difference. support us
All of our activities are available to be seen at our unique shop which is set in the past. Making us a place where people can visit, ask our advice, try out the activities for themselves or with their loved ones to make sure they are suitable. We would rather not sell an item if we think it isn’t suitable. As a community led organisation we are ethical about what we do rather than in it for the money!
Mindful Gifts CIC have given out over 150 skipping ropes to children who live in Walsall in the last couple of months. Part of the Walsall Children and Young People Healthy Weight Strategy, Mindful Gifts CIC have encouraged children to get active by skipping and having fun. There are still skipping ropes available for children who live in Walsall who walk to the Mindful Gifts CIC shop in Darlaston, subject to availability.
we set up Mindful Gifts CIC because of the lack of suitable activities for people with dementia and that family found it difficult to know what to buy their loved one for special occasions such as Birthdays and Christmas. All of our activities are tried and tested in care homes and hospitals to ensure their suitability. We also deliver talks, give advice and deliver training on ‘the importance of meaningful activities and we have supported hospitals, care homes, and places like art galleries to become ‘dementia friendly’.
we are based in a real shop where you can visit and get advice about the range of activities we have available and the suitability for your specific needs. As a ‘not for profit’ organisation we keep our prices as low as possible and reinvest any surplus to support us to do the great work we do for people with dementia. This includes delivering daily activities, tea parties, giving talks in the community, and providing a unique shop that is set in the past that can be accessed in order to bring back memories.
We thought of the idea of doing the aprons when our customers kept asking us if we did wraparound aprons like their mother or granny used to wear. We designed the aprons with the help of the local community and asked for feedback to make sure they were just like the ones in the old days. When we had the thumbs up, we arranged for the aprons to be made locally, one mile from where our shop is, and our volunteers pack and dispatch each one. support us