New Vinyl Record Shop open: Did you Know?

Mindful Gifts CIC have opened REWIND , a vinyl record shop in Darlaston. The new vintage record shop was opened by Noddy Holder from Slade. The records are donated by the local community and the shop is run by volunteers.

Social Outcomes:Did you know?

Just some of the good things Mindful Gifts has done to make a difference!

  • Support the environment: Distribute recycled bags made out of unwanted material (Friends of the Earth)
  • Recycle and upcycle all donated items (95%)
  • Promote unwanted items to be donated instead of going to landfill
  • Give value for money and affordable items
  • Promote a cohesive community
  • Encourage ‘out of town’ visitors to the town
  • Support well-being: Create volunteer opportunities
  • Run daily activities that enable to learn something new, keep the mind active and encourage social mixing
  • Specialise in meaningful activities for people with dementia
  • Encourage social mixing across the community
  • Give information, advice and sign posting about a range of health-related issues
  • Provide a unique facility which prompts memories and a welcoming atmosphere to relax
  • Provide a listening ear, help and moral support for people who are worried or are in need of help Safe place to visit Promote improved spoken English language

Free Skipping Ropes:Did you know?

Free Skipping Ropes:Did you know?

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.

Our Recent Survey: Did you know?

2616 people accessed our activities and we provided 2400 activity and support hours. Activities we provided included Rag Rug Making, Crocheting and Vintage Tea Parties. We provide 66 volunteer work placements helping to build self esteem…. Service User comments included  ” The shop lifts your spirit completely and makes you go home with a smile on your face”… ” We have a lot of laughs and recall a lot of good memories” …

Ryder’s Annual: Did you know?

Mindful Gifts CIC is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and any surplus that we make on our Ryder’s Annual is reinvested to support the great work we do for people with dementia. This can include doing talks in the community, raising awareness of dementia and reducing the stigma attached to it, visiting schools, and hosting visits to our shop from groups such as the Brownies.

Washday Blues Book: Did you know?

This is My Life Book: Did you know?

This is Your Life Book: Did you know?

Adult Colouring Books: Did you know?

Adult Colouring Books: Did you know?

Founder of Mindful Gifts CIC, Vicki Phipps, created the books with the help of a local artist who delivered art therapy activities to care homes. Mindful Gifts CIC is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and any surplus that we make on our Adult Colouring Books 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. support us

Aquapaints: Did you know?

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

11 Piece Wooden Jigsaws: Did you know?

Mindful Gifts CIC is a ‘not for profit’ organisation and any surplus that we make on our jigsaws 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. 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

Washday Blues Book: Did you know?

This book was created using the founder of Mindful Gifts CIC ( Vicki Phipps) mothers poems she had written about what wash days used to be like.
When Vicki read the poems, she could picture what it used to be like before we had washing machines, tumble dryers and electric irons. She thought the poems matched with appropriate images would make an ideal reminiscence tool for those who could relate to what washdays used to be like. The book has been purchased by libraries, as well as care homes and hospitals across the country. Vicki suggests to use the book with a bar of carbolic soap, some dolly pegs and Reckitts Blue (Dolly Blue) as these helps to stimulate the different senses which provoke different memories. All of which are available from Mindful Gifts CIC. support us

This is Your Life Book: Did you know?

We created the book due to our ‘This is My Life’ book being really successful and people wanted a version that they give to someone as a gift for a special occasion.
As a ‘not for profit’ organisation and surplus we do make on each sale of the book is reinvested to support the good work we do for people with dementia and older people.
Making your ‘gift of giving’ going wider than the person you are giving the ‘Big Red Book’ to! support us

This is My Life Book: Did you know?

We created this book so that people can document their life stories, preserve memories and leave a legacy behind.
We supply the books to care homes and hospitals across the country, as well as to individuals and this is our bestselling product on our website.
As a ‘not for profit’ organisation and surplus we do make on each sale of the book is reinvested to support the good work we do for people with dementia and older people.
Making your ‘gift of giving’ going wider than the person you are giving the ‘Life Story Book’ to! support us