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Radstock charity to help lift care home spirits


Creativity Works, an Arts and Health charity based in Radstock is delighted to announce that it is working with HCRG Care Group (previously Virgin Care) to deliver the second phase of the Inspiring Care Homes Project.

The project is funded by the Workforce Development Fund within B&NES, which seeks to provide support through wellbeing activities for care home staff and residents in the pandemic.

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This phase of the project, which will run from December 2021 through till March 2022, will offer creative sessions aimed at supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of staff and residents for over sixty care homes based in B&NES.

Care home staff and residents will be able to choose from a wide range of creative activities, including music, theatre, visual arts, poetry, clay/pottery, creative writing and journaling, which will be delivered online and face-to-face with the addition of supporting downloadable resources.

Philippa Forsey, Creative Wellbeing Manager, Creativity Works, said: “Everyone has been through an incredibly difficult time over the last year and the care sector has been hit particularly hard. We know first-hand how creativity can help people, at any age, enhance their quality of life. Some people say they are not creative, but our experience shows that creativity can be accessed in many ways and promote a sense of ‘fun’ and that sharing together is a great way for everyone to appreciate each other’s creativity and ideas.”

Mike Plows, Access to Services Lead – Wellbeing Service, said: “After the success of phase one, which included care home staff receiving vouchers for creative activities and being gifted a selection of special spring bulbs to plant in their grounds, this continuation of the project hopes to lift the spirits of all those involved in working within a care home setting.”

Care homes locally are being contacted directly and invited to sign up. To find out what is on offer visit: www.wellbeingcollegebanes.co.uk

For details, email: philippa@creativityworks.org.uk or Philippa Forsey, Creativity Works, 1 Wells Road, Radstock, BA3 3RN.

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