It’s National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

It’s National Poetry Day today and to celebrate this, PAMIS are unveiling our new Voice and Visuals blog and online platform.

This blog will update you all on the work undertaken by carers so far and our new online Learning Hub will allow family carers to participate remotely if they can not physically join the sessions.

This is a work in progress and the project will grow to include people with PMLD in art and sound work but for now the work is concentrating on family carers. We expect the creativity to flourish so please join us today as we celebrate National Poetry Day, but remember to keep coming back to see our creative carers, and keep an eye on the hashtag #PAMIScreative on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Voice and Visuals Project is facilitated by Vivienne Crighton. You can read more about Vivienne here.

If you’d like to know more, or find out about how to get involved, please contact Maureen Phillip. Email or telephone 01382 384287.

Poetry eBook coverYou can download a free anthology of wonderful Messages poems – old and new – from the National Poetry Day website


  1. As a teenager who wasn’t very well, I found myself writing poetry for the first time. Poetry offered such a cathartic release and helped me feel better emotionally. It was also lovely for Mum as she has kept my book of poetry as a keepsake all these years! I would have loved to have kept my poems in an ebook and I think it’s great that family carers have this new space to explore their creative side and hopefully find the same enjoyment that I found in writing poetry.

  2. Thank you for sharing this Jen and we hope that this work will evolve and grow into an amazing resource for families and people with PMLD

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