Creative Care Home: Embedding into practice

I was given the opportunity to enable Harewood Hill Lodge to become a creative care home. I wanted this to develop the young people as artists in whatever field they decided and for the staff to develop themselves as arts leaders.  By becoming arts leaders they would have a ‘toolkit’ of essential resources to support the children and young people.

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Creative Care Home: Exploring our creativity - Part 2

Personally, I’ve enjoyed the creative sessions we have had as a staff group, creating the story bag of A Squash and a Squeeze, and the earlier sessions at ‘Scrap Studio Arts’ with artist Yvonne Preston. The skill of using a sewing machine still eludes me, however it was fun trying!

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Creative Care Home: Exploring our creativity - Part 1

Arts Award has made me enjoy the challenge of looking at different ways that I and other staff are able to get the young people to participate and have the opportunity of enjoying arts/music in its’ many different themes. The Arts Award has made me look at creative ways that the young people can explore art projects and have the opportunity to participate irrespective of their disabilities.

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Getting to know the children and young people

We are Linda and Katy and we are both enthusiastic about our work at a residential setting for children with learning and physical disabilities. Our role is to nurture and care for the young people who use our service so that they are able to reach their full potential. We love to support our young people to be a part of the wider community and experience events and activities across the North East…and stop for the occasional coffee, cake and burger along the way (and don’t forget the ice-cream!)

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