Artlink has pioneered a unique way of working, under the banner of ‘The Ideas Team’; a kind of laboratory of experimental approaches where contemporary artists are paired with individuals with complex disabilities to explore different sensory experiences with them. These have included adventures in olfactory memory, sound and vibration, cross-media installations, time spent immersed in intense colour and pattern. Some remarkable work has resulted from this approach, work which has restored agency and engagement to many individuals, and changed the opinions and practices of care workers along the way