Welcome to SEN Creative Ltd and Dementia Creative

Encouraging engagement, interaction and creative expression

About Me

My background

My name is Sian Gainham and I am a qualified teacher who has spent twelve years teaching in mainstream secondary schools and SEN schools.  I have a performing arts background and completed a three year BA Honours degree in 'Performance Writing with Arts Management' at Dartington College of Arts in 1998.  I am based in Chessington, Surrey.

How I got started

In January 2016 I started my own company. I have created interactive workshops that have been well received in care homes and this is now predominantly where I work.  Feedback from residents and staff have allowed me to adapt my sessions so as to engage every individual in the group.

I have had an article - please see below - which looks in depth at the workshops I led for a particular project in Anchor care homes across Surrey.

What I do

I provide bespoke interactive sessions for care homes, charities, community groups and SEN schools. Within these sessions I use a blend of different techniques which combine elements of drama, movement, music, singing and prop exploration.  Each session is adapted to meet the needs of each group. 

I use activities that I have adapted during my years of teaching and I lead sessions for small groups or on a 1:1 basis.  I also provide staff training. I am not a drama therapist and I do not offer drama therapy.


Please download the report below which looks in depth at my work I led within the project for Anchor care homes and the benefits these Interactive sessions have.  I continue to lead these sessions where the format is similar but the content is different. 


"A enjoys the sessions especially when Sian acommodates his requests and includes in their sessions, music from the eighties. I would say that Sian ensures that she incorporates our service users preference in her sessions."
Nurse at Ballater House

"I am usually in my office when Sian arrives and I will start to hear music and laughter. I pop over to see what is going on and see clients with feathers in their hands, hats on their heads and smiles on their faces, all watching Sian to see what happends next! She also gets the staff involved which gives them confidence to work in a different way with our client group."
Staff at Ballater House

"You could tell how engaged all the group members were because of the attention and focus they gave the play." The Millennium Centre staff member

"It was great fun, energetic and lovely to see everyone participating" Anchor care staff

"Thank you for doing such a brilliant job.  It was clear that the group really gelled." Audience member and The Fircroft Trust staff member.

"The residents have all got to know Sian and the sessions have a real party feel to them." Ballater House staff member

Contact Me

Please contact me if you would like to hire me or if you have any queries

SEN Creative Ltd and Dementia Creative

2 Wilson Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2HE Twitter: @sen_creative. Registered Company no:_10012073

07583 071265