Whether you're a carer or an activity coordinator, make your care home come alive with joy, connection and endless possibilities...


The Homemade Circus Digital Toolkit gives you complete confidence to lead circus activities in your care home environment.


We've spent 10+ years testing and evaluating these activities. Now we're sharing our tried-and-tested toolkit with you.


I used to think the circus was a clown with a big red nose, but it's not that. it's fun, it's exercise, it's music, it's singing together, it's bonding together. It's like holding hands, and forming a group dance. It's bringing all the people together and that's good for their wellbeing… They smile, they talk about this for the next few days and take the positive impact with them…
- Care Home Staff
These activities are just so much fun. I always say to people - I can do a 12 hour shift on those days because it just takes me somewhere else…It gives you that excitement... you have so much extra oxygen! So, so much creativity.
- Care Home Staff
The first session was just magical. It really stuck in my head… I never thought that I could do so many things with a ball or a hat or a simple scarf. It's like now when we get bored, you can take anything and you can just dance around, make some fun things with it. I never thought I could create something out of nothing, really.
- Care Home Staff


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Created by Upswing, the Homemade Circus toolkit will equip you with the skills and confidence to lead your own inspiring circus activity sessions.

In the decade that we have been bringing circus into care homes, we have seen some extraordinary results. Our activities have helped spark new friendships, brought shy residents out of their shell, seen dexterity and flexibility return, and helped care staff and residents to see each other in a whole new light.

What’s included:

Inside you’ll find instructional videos, activity worksheets, expert guidance and practical insights to take your sessions further.

Whether you’re seeking gentle introductions or a challenge, our circus artists will guide you step-by-step on how to properly use different circus equipment and share the joy of circus with the people in your care home.

Even a complete beginner can learn to structure their first unforgettable circus session that is tailored to the people they work with.

If you’re ready to try something new in your care home, click the ‘join now’ button below.

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Everyone deserves access to valuable resources and support, regardless of their background or budget.

We offer 3 membership options on a sliding scale so that you can find an accessible option for you. No matter which membership you choose, you’ll get the same content as everyone else.

(Our donation-based memberships help subsidise the free & discounted options, ensuring accessible resources for all!)

Whether you’re an NHS worker, care home staff, individual, freelancer, or part of a larger organisation, click ‘Join Now’ to choose your membership

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