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Resources for Care Homes

Newspapers, crosswords, jigsaws and more Newspapers, crosswords, jigsaws and more

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We have a huge online newspaper resource called Press Reader 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 Press Reader, 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 jugsaws from Jigzone or Jigsawplanet.


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


Jigsaw of Children on Worthing Beach


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.

Plays, Poetry and Entertainment Plays, Poetry and Entertainment

Enjoy drama? The National Theatre are streaming a play every Thursday.


Or listen to poetry read by the poets themselves on the Poetry Station or Poetry Archive


The Not Forgotten Association is screening a twice-weekly hour long entertainment show, the Best Seat in the House especially aimed at residents in care homes.

Current Offer › Resources for Care Homes

Resources for Care Homes Resources for Care Homes

There are still 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!


We will add to this page as we find more resources so please keep checking!

Photographs and Film 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 history, football, cricket or the National Trust - there is something for everyone!


Family and Local History 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 to help with any queries.


Illustrated London News logo


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 logo

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.

Melody for the Mind Melody for the Mind


Melody for the Mind are informal, relaxed, dementia-friendly singing groups which took place in four of our libraries when we were able to hold group activities. Whilst these activities are suspended, we thought we would bring some songs to you at home so that everyone can join in! Singing is known to help the memory and increase wellbeing so why not give it a go!

Reminiscence Reminiscence

Seaside reminiscence pack


We have have some wonderful resources in our reminiscence collection. 


BBC Music Memories  and Music for Dementia 2020 - both especially for people with dementia to help them connect with their memories


Marks in Time - sheet music and images from the Marks and Spencer archives.


Nestle reminiscence pack - make your own reminiscence material from the resources on this page.

Staying Safe Online Staying Safe Online

Don't forget to stay safe online. For the latest advice, guidance and information:

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