The aim of the Creative Carers Project is to reduce social isolation and loneliness for unpaid carers across Cheshire. Particularly for people caring for someone with dementia or other long term conditions. We understand that when you become a carer life is sometimes more difficult but that doesn't mean that life has to stop and so we want to create fun and creative sessions to bring people together online or in person when it is safe to do so with social distancing so that people can have a creative break from the norm and some valuable me time. Creative activity is proven to be uplifting for well-being and people have reported huge benefits for improvement in relaxation and a reduction in loneliness after attending our sessions which is why it is so important that we find funding to extend our creative programme. We have taken people to dementia inclusive film screenings, theatre and museum trips and recycled art, glass workshops, clay workshops and other creative activities too.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We will create opportunities for volunteers to upskill creatively and make a difference to peoples lives. We will use recylced materials to create sculptures to improve the environment. We will reduce lonelines and isolation for 100 unpaid carers in Cheshire. We will support the local creative industry by providing opportunities for local creatives to deliver art workshops with our participants. We will make 200 new dementia friends as we are trained Dementia Friends Champions.
Steps to get it done:
Our work helps to shape and build community spirit in Cheshire but connecting people and supporting the local creative community. We will reduce waste locally by using recycled materials to create new art works. We have previously run a similar project called Bright Memories which has now finished so we know there is demand for our service. We want to continue to provide our arts service for those regular attendees and increase capacity to provide the arts service to new service users too. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOojqbuEwj0 to watch a short video about the Bright Memories service to get a flavour for how that project was delivered.
About the space
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Post a Comment