How multi-surface use can bring versatility to your Happiness Programme sessions
The Happiness Programme is incredibly versatile and easy to use on a number of different surfaces. This means that more players can make use of the space and games when projected onto different surfaces. Multi-surface use is also a great way to make sure that players with specific needs or requirements can become just as involved as everyone else, by taking the happiness to them.
We’ve put together this article and webinar series to start you off. We hope this gives you some ideas on how to incorporate multi-surface use into your Happiness Programme sessions.
Multi-surface use and inclusivity
Introducing different surfaces into your Happiness Programme sessions can be a great way to make activities inclusive for players with different needs and requirements. This can be a good way to develop your person-centred care and tailor play sessions for the individuals in your care service.
Using the magic table 360 on bedsheets can help players who are restricted to their rooms or beds get involved in the fun too. Whereas projecting on the floor can allow for a wider projection and allows more people to join in.
What surfaces can you use?
What are the different applications for multi-surface use?
Multi-surface use can provide a different experience for players depending on where you project the images. We’ve put together a short list of our favourite multi-use applications:
- For those with limited mobility, using the Happiness Programme on bedsheets or the ceiling can help to get them engaged in bedside activities.
- Applying multi-surface use in sensory rooms can help to create a relaxing atmosphere. Games such as Stargaze or Ripples can be excellent to use on the ceiling or the floor for a true sensory experience.
- Floor games can often provide a wider and larger projection surface to get more players involved.
- Projecting against a light coloured surface such as a table can bring the colours to life. This creates a contrast and provides a brighter and more visible playing surface.
There are many ways that multi-surface play can suit the needs of your residents. We’ve put together this short webinar to give you some ideas on how to develop sensory features when using different surfaces:
Not a member of the Happiness Programme?
The Happiness Programme is a first-of-its-kind initiative helping to change the lives of people living with cognitive challenges. We use interactive light technology to provide meaningful activities for residents and patients in care homes and care settings. For more detail on what the Happiness Programme is and how it’s helping care venues across the UK, visit our getting started page.
Alternatively, jump to our dementia, learning disability and NHS pages for more specific detail on how it’s helping care homes like Barchester and HC-One as well as hospitals and local authorities such as St George’s Hospital, London and Westminster and South Kensington Council.
For anything else, you can contact us here too.