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Active Cues

Everybody has the right to play

Active Cues creates moments of happiness in residential care. We develop games for specific target groups, such as people with dementia, people with learning disabilities, or children with autism. We do this because we feel that everybody has the right to play. Play can contribute to everyone’s health and quality of life. For many people in our society, though, play is not self-evident. In particular, for those with a physical or mental impairment. We want to make play accessible for everyone and in that way, inspire as many people as possible in a fun way to start moving!

The Tovertafel Original, the first Tovertafel we developed, emerged from the PhD research of Hester Le Riche. Research is still one of our cornerstones. In developing our products, we use co-design sessions to work closely together with our target group and with universities around the world.

About Tovertafel UK

Tovertafel was brought to the UK by John Ramsay and Mehdi Bedioui (Founders of Shift 8 Limited). John's father was diagnosed with dementia when he was just 12 and he therefore has first hand experience of engaging with a family member living with dementia. After giving up his job as a corporate lawyer in London, John persuaded his French friend Mehdi to join the incredible journey of bringing moments of happiness to those living with dementia throughout the UK. They are committed to improving the level of activities in care institutions to help people live well with dementia.

Who is who?

Training & Service
  • Mehdi Bedioui