Creative Life Story Work combines activities facilitated by professional artists with therapeutic life story work, to help children and young people better understand their own life stories.
Blue Cabin has worked with South Tyneside Council, Darlington Borough Council and Gateshead Council to roll out this new approach and improve the lives of care-experienced children and young people in these areas.
We’re now inviting other local authorities to get in touch [LINK] to find out about using the Creative Life Story Work model.
What are the benefits?
- Creative Life Story Work helps children and young people gain a better understanding of their own experiences and form stronger relationships with the adults in their lives.
- There is no national guidance for delivering life story work and this project puts in place a framework local authorities can follow, backed up by expert support.
- This new approach has the potential to inform work across the UK.
- Most importantly, Creative Life Story Work aims to improve the lives of care-experienced children and young people.