This session explored the overlap between creative practice and learning. We shared lots examples of playful research and discussed their impact. We also created the space for people to generate ideas for creative projects in their own area of work.
This session was delivered by Hot Chocolate Trust, a youth work organisation that specialises in supporting young people to develop their own opportunities so that skills and confidence are developed. This session highlighted recent research with young people into the role of creativity and design in their lives.
Creative Carers is a training programme that instils a broad sense of creativity into older people's care homes, developed by Suffolk Artlink in partnership with artists Caroline Wright and Helen Rousseau.
Although film and video production has always been at the heart of Plantation Productions work, it has evolved to include participatory arts, such as drama and performance. Acting as a community anchor, the organisation offers an arts and wellbeing programme of activities that promotes social inclusion and improves the confidence and creativity of people in the local community in Govan.
The Village Storytelling Centre was founded in 2000 has a strong history of supporting disadvantaged groups of people to access and benefit from involvement in the arts, in particular storytelling. One such group is young carers. These young people are seen as doubly disadvantaged from accessing arts (and other) activities as they not only have their caring responsibilities, but also often come from a fixed income family.
North Ayrshire Council Addiction Services (NACAS) Creative Arts Project has been running for a number of years. Art therapy is a method of addiction treatment that uses the creative process to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of recovering individuals.
Case study eight. This case study has been added to the This is Where it Starts case study collection, a collection of case studies on work with children and parents in early years. This case study has been written by Anne Condie, Head of Childminding Services, with support from Iriss.
Iriss recently published a report, Rest assured? A study of carers' experiences of short breaks, which was undertaken to improve our overall knowledge and understanding of short breaks provision in Scotland.
This case study is part of This is Where it Starts, a collection of eight case studies on work with children and parents in early years. Case study five.
The Douglas Family Support Centre in Dundee provides a variety of services to children and their families. These services may include assessment, contact, developmental and educational work, and work with parents to support them in their parenting role.