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Our creative community!

For Creativity Week (2020), Amanda spoke with Claire (from Mobilise) about creative writing and Bridget wrote a blog about using art for wellbeing.

In this blog, we are sharing the projects the wonderful community of unpaid carers worked on during lockdown. We took to social media and pooled some of the responses below.

Emma S said:

"With the help of a few others in our village I set up "Helping Hands volunteer scheme" to help the elderly and vulnerable with shopping and prescriptions. It was so rewarding and I have made some new friends."

Meanwhile Mark in Dorset certainly hadn't been twiddling his thumbs!

"600 food boxes, just over 600 free masks for carers and virtual quizzes and bingo."

In addition to our community minded members, many also undertook some creative personal projects - take a look at the gallery below.

Jean, Birmingham, art

Chloe, Lincolnshire, Photography

Suzanne, Hampshire, Gardening

Vanessa, Blackpool, Crochet

Jacqui, Rutland, Gardening

We have seen such a great range of creativity and talent from our community who have shared everything from one-off projects to new hobbies. What do you have planned next?

If you are looking to make time for yourself but unsure how to make this possible - book a call with one of our carers coaches. They're free and a great way to get you moving in the right direction - wherever that might be for you.

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Carol Ellis
Carol Ellis
Aug 27, 2020

I have been writing uplifting letters to care homes around the district, to let them know that i and others are thinking of them at this time. I am also writing individual letters to people who are lonely, which have been sent to me by a company called Hello.

I like writing and have had a few pieces printed in the past, so this is something I can do to help.

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