We have kicked off the second of our three-year Creative Encounters project, working to enhance well-being for care home residents living with dementia through co-creative art making in Tower Hamlets care homes.
Creative Encounters will engage 180 older people, 100 staff and 60 volunteers with creative sessions, mentoring and consultation over a period of three years (2019–2021). Under the artistic direction of Julian West, a multi-disciplinary team of artists will deliver creative sessions with residents, staff and local community members. The artists will focus on making art spontaneously and in the moment, taking the lead from care home residents and staff, creating together in a way that encourages new relationships to be forged and embeds creativity into the everyday lives of the homes.
Read our blog posts from Creative Encounters here.