Holistic and personalised approaches are central to enabling people who have complex needs to achieve quality of life. Nothing should happen in isolation. If someone needs support to live well it is important to work with all those who love and support them as well as the professionals involved in decisions that may impact on their lives.
Through art we explore the potential of people with complex needs and those that support them and try to positively impact on the overall quality of their lives. Our activities include 1:1 workshops, group participatory workshops, professional development, support for whole families, advocacy and advice and interventions that improve quality in care and support. We also produce temporary exhibitions that reveal the abilities of our artist/makers and organise loans of their works to businesses. We have built partnerships with people with complex needs, their families, support workers, care providers, statutory agencies and galleries across the UK. These partnerships inform our programmes and reveal gaps in knowledge that we try to address through projects, forums, films, productions and articles.
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Dan Marshall, Senior Support Worker and Care Plan Manager for the Paul Colley Company, delivered an excellent presentation about Behaviour Management Strategies to the Peer Support Network on the 9th November 2015
Cultural Inclusion For People Who Have Intellectual Disability – What Is This? Bringing people who have severe intellectual disability into the heart of cultural programming Artist-led diversity and inclusive programming […]
In 2007 The Government published – a clear outline for the personalising of services to enable individuals to live independently and have complete choice and control in their lives. View […]