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Twitter (@creativitycare) Facebook (creativity in care) Creativity In Care’s work is about feeling connected and more resilient. Our focus is on wellness. Our aim is to improve quality of life, inclusion and joyfulness by listening to people’s experiences of mental health, dementia, long-term conditions, family-life, care services, community engagement etc,
We respond through community led arts and creative learning programmes. These support identity and meaningful interactions; increase a sense of hopefulness, and inspire better care and communication.
Creativity In Care’s quality is in the process of connection, the values we share, the trusting relationships and the creative learning culture that facilitates transformative experiences for staff and learners. The effectiveness of our work comes from a life-time’s learning about what matters to individuals through the BICEPS model of connection (KMarshall2012), and through reflective practice and the sharing of our learning with one another as colleagues, partners and peers with adult learner participants.
What does Creativity In Care do?
We help reduce health inequalities and address social determinants of health (WHO) through learning programmes and socially engaged arts. Our Nine Lives project, funded by People’s Health Trust was chosen as an Arts, Health and Wellbeing good practice project. The project increased collective control, self-esteem, independence and confidence, and built social links and ties. Learning programmes take place in the community (e.g. family care-givers courses) and in care settings (e.g. care home programmes).
Through connection, people become empowered to go beyond limitations… to experience inclusion and joyfulness. Creative learning processes celebrate life and we dwell in the land of possibility.
click the link ABOUT US to read more about us and how we define Quality of Life, Inclusion and Joyfulness.
Who we work with:
People of all ages, abilities and positions in society are welcome to suggest, co-create or join a learning programme or community arts project. Our work is inclusive of the general public, care staff, artists, and people diagnosed with long-term conditions such as dementia, through to end of life care. We work with people living with mental ill health and people at risk of isolation. We work with care-givers, families, people going through criminal justice systems, community, private and statutory organisations.
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