We have kicked off the second of our three-year Creative Encounters project, improving 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 in three care homes across Tower Hamlets, with creative sessions, mentoring and consultation over a period of three years (2019–2021). Lead Artist Julian West and Researcher Hannah Zeilig will lead a multi-disciplinary team of artists to deliver creative sessions with residents, including those living with dementia, staff and local community members. The artists will focus on making art spontaneously, led by care home residents and staff and in a way that encourages new relationships to be forged.
Read our blog from the first year of Creative Encounters here.