Home: ‘The future of care is creative’ K. Marshall 2009
Creativity In Care’s™ purpose is to improve quality of life, inclusion and joy in care and community settings through learning programmes and creative connections that go beyond words.
Puppetry and arts combined with person-centred principles (taking time to understand what suits each person) have a powerful and positive impact on interactions and communication.
Creativity In Care™ offer workshops, courses, and consultancy, to promote mental well-being and positive connections with or without words. We co-create exhibitions, films and performances to give voice to people who may not have had opportunities to be heard.
Participants include the general public; people diagnosed with dementia, staff, care managers and family carers; people with experiences of mental ill health; people who use learning disability services; and children and adults.
Creativity In Care™ finds different, and often uplifting ways to connect, beyond the constraints of spoken or remembered words. Benefits include raised self-esteem and joyfulness; reduced isolation and frustration; and a better sense of meaningful living.
Creativity In Care™ is based on years of practical research using puppetry, performance and visual arts, with a professional background in health & social care and arts in health. Many thanks to all the participants, carers, staff and everyone who supports the work.
Creative Community Wellbeing (phase 1) explores ‘identity’ through colour and cats! Supported by Reshaping Care for Older People and Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, involving Birchwood Highland, Kintyre House and the community. Next meeting is at St Ninian’s Church Invergordon on Monday 25th August Contact for details
Families living with dementia course starting June (Inverness) see Family Carer’s Page
Creativity In Dementia Care 2-day inspiring courses around the UK for people interested in working creatively with people diagnosed with dementia… see www.creativityindementiacare.com for further details.
Family Carer day trips: the next is a special trip for the family carers themselves (August 26th). Contact for details.
‘Creative Well-Being’ relaxing arts and creativity course in partnership with Arts In Merkinch, High Life Highland and Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. Last Friday of every month: Friday 29th August 10am-12pm. £3 donation per session at the Bike Shed, Grant Street, Merkinch, Inverness.
Other projects included ‘Creative pathways to peace’ Ullapool; ‘Healthy Brains, Stopries and Games’; ‘Creative Brains – Noetic Art’; ’Picture This Reality’ with Birchwood Highland; plus workshops, exhibitions and talks.
Thank you to everyone who sponsored our 80-mile puppet walk along the
Note about using the phrase ‘Creativity In Care’ we have been operating as Creativity In Care for several years and therefore request other organisations starting to use the term, to acknowledge our work.
Note about the images: we are grateful to participants’ kind permissions to use their photographs over the years, which are copyrighted to KMarshall 2013-14
We are a partner with the Highland Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival