A-Z of Kinections Resources


We are currently in the process of creating new resources and refining existing resources. If the resource you are searching for is not available here, please email KinectionsEA@uws.ac.uk

Community in Care Homes Questionnaire

A questionnaire for care home staff development, to help prompt reflection and discussion on how they participate and contribute in the care home community.

Community Qualities Cards

A set of cards with 40+ strengths-based qualities on them, to help people to name qualities they see in themselves and others.

Community Qualities Reflection Tools

A reflection tool which can be used alongside the Communities Qualities Cards, to reflect on existing and emerging qualities within individuals and the community.

Emotion Cards

A list of emotion words that can help to open up conversations where people name their emotions, to get to the heart of the matter. 

Future in Care Homes – CHIT-Chat Papers

CHIT-Chat stands for Care Home Inquiry Topics Chats. Each of the four papers covers a different topic for discussion in care homes among residents, staff and relatives. Topics include: Re-Imagining Risk, Recognising Expertise and Opportunity.

Getting to Know Me Online Resource (A4 Interactive Version) – Launching Dec 8th

Getting to Know Me Folder– Updated version due Dec 1st

An engaging way for care home residents, staff and relatives to get to know each other, particularly in the early days of someone moving into the care home. Please email if you would like to be involved in Pilot of this Resource


Heartfelt Cards

A list of everyday words and phrases which can sum up how we are doing. Similar to Emotion Words- these can be used to help people to express what is important to them.

Iceberg Tool

A visual prompt to encourage conversation about what we easily see or readily know about others in our care home community (the tip of the iceberg) and then all the other things we may still wish to find out (going beneath the surface). 

Instant Delights

A resource which can be used for quick conversations to Discover what gives others a feeling of ‘Instant Delight’. 

Key Card Questions

A set of 70+, questions, for residents, staff or relatives to pick and choose from and try out together as both a fun activity and a way of building relationships.

Knowing Me and Knowing You – Launching Dec 2020

A booklet which gives detailed information about each of the Kinections resources and how they can be used in care homes.

Life in Care Homes – It’s Not Black and White

A booklet and video, which gives some real-life perspectives on day-to-day life in care homes.

You can watch the video which accompanies this booklet, by clicking on the link below.


Local Stories and Legends

A booklet of short stories and legends, to be read and enjoyed with ideas of how to develop the stories into sensory stories for people who may no longer use words.

Lounging Around Sketchbook

A booklet of ideas for activities and interactions for everyday life in care home lounges.

Making Sense of Things

A selection of images and prompts which can help people to think about things differently, as well as generate and express new ideas.

Picture Knowing Me

A selection of images and prompts to help people who live, work and visit care homes to learn more about the big and small things about each other.

Reflections and Ripples

A resource which uses well known song titles and prompts to help people reflect on their practice, and create positive ripples from this reflection and learning.

Stories have Legs

This resource outlines a 4-step process for taking a short snippet (story) from everyday life in care homes, and exploring with others, staff, residents or relatives, what the positive learning is from this story that could be brought forward into the future.

STOP Resource

A resource developed by care home staff, to help us to S.T.O.P. and think in the course of our day.

Questions for Reflecting About Myself

A set of 16 questions which can be used as part of reflective practice work, to help us to think in new or deeper ways about ourselves and our relationships with others

Questions to Reflect on How We Listen

How we listen can have as big an impact on our conversations, as what we say. These questions invite reflection on our listening to help it be the best it can.


Questions for Reflecting about Working in Groups

These questions can be used at the end of group discussion or when working with others, to help people to reflect and name out loud the things that are important to them when working with others.