Alice Osborne is creative director for Spots of Time's programme of work in care homes. A highly skilled designer of bespoke citizen and staff engagement tools. For the past 5 years Alice has worked for social design and innovation agency thinkpublic with a range of clients including Carebase, the Department of Health, the NHS, the Alzheimer’s Society, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, U3A, Age UK, Mind and Timebank. Alice has been central to thinkpublic’s efforts to lead a movement in putting older people at the heart of designing and delivering new public services. Focusing especially on aging and isolation, she uses creativity to get people involved in the co-design process and designing ways of getting people’s voices heard and enabling collaborative and open participation. Working closely with people with dementia and carers, she used her innovation and service design thinking to create the Alzheimer Society's Dementia Advisor Service. Alice's focusis now entirely on constructing new ideals and possibilities for how design and creativity can transform care for older people, and to see a shift of barriers in perception around aging and the end of life.
At Spots of Time, Alice is working to develop a care home specific website. She is leading in the research and engagement with care homes to understand their needs and the creative design of our activities. In particular Alice is working to ensure that our new care home programme takes full account of dementia and provides effective tools to support the organisations and volunteers we work with to ensure that everything works smoothly. She also supports spots think a bit strategically to think about how the service can adapt and develop in the future.