Resources for Care Homes

Resources for Care Homes

There are many resources you can access for your residents remotely. Have a look here for online crosswords and quizzes, photos, music, reminiscence, physical activities and much, much more!

Photographs and Film


Have a look at our fantasic West Sussex Past Pictures, over 13,000 images of West Sussex from the 1640s to the present day!

Or go further afield to the Johnston Collection, the work from three generations of Caithness photographs.

Have a search thorugh British Pathe news which has thousands of newsreels from over 100 years or look through the British Film Institute National Archive collection of film and television from the birth of cinema to today.

There is a video for every subject under the sun on YouTube! Whether you are interested in historyfootballcricket or the National Trust - there is something for everyone!



Family and Local History


To access any of these resources from home, follow the link and where instructed enter your library card number.

The Enquiries Team are here to help with any queries.

Illustrated London News is available to library members from home. It was the world’s first fully illustrated weekly newspaper. The publication presented a vivid picture of British and world events — including news of war, disaster, ceremonies, the arts, and science — with coverage in the first issue ranging from the Great Fire of Hamburg to Queen Victoria’s fancy dress ball at Buckingham Palace.

Times Digital Archive (TDA) is available to library members from home. It is an online archive of more than 200 years of The Times, covering 1785 - 2014.


Newspapers, Crosswords and More


We have a huge online newspaper resource called PressReader where you can find your favourite newspaper crossword and print it out, as well as reading the paper of course! You need to be a library member to access it but you can join online on our website.

If you need any help in using PressReader, have a look at our eNewspapers helpsheet.

The Independent Puzzle website has crosswords, sudoko, card games and more and there are free activity sheets to download from Activities to Share.

Or for something different try online jigsaws from Jigzone or Jigsawplanet.

You could even try a West Sussex Libraries Jigsaw of one of our Past Pictures or library related images!

Or how about a 10 minute armchair workout? The BBC has an exercise programme for older people too.

Maintaining activites for older adults in care homes - this publication has links to a wide range of resources to carer for all tastes.

Chichester Area Talking News - during the Coronavirus pandemic the fortnightly talking newspaper for the Chichester District  is being produced online.

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