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.
We started the morning introducing ourselves. We each chose an object from the space of our homes that gives us strength, makes us feel good and says a bit more […]
This month we met with several family carers in a socially distanced fashion in our event space whilst their children took part in our Art Breaks programme in our studio […]
On 16th May Erica Pope and Angela Hatcher from the Learning Disability Primary Care Liaison team of Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group joined the drop-in. Erica, a Learning Disability […]
The first Peer Support Network Summit took place at Project Art Works on 28 March 2018. In the first half Laura Salter, Project Manager, Operational Development Team, Adult Social Care and Beverley […]
Our Social Care Map of Hastings is a resource for families and carers in identifying care providers, agencies and useful contacts in Hastings and the surrounding area. To make a […]
As part of the Peer Support Programme we have an established Support Worker Network Facebook group which provides a space for sharing opportunities, events, information on local services and training. […]
On 30th January we welcomed Bhavesh Wadher, Specialist Advisor in Continuing Healthcare (CHC) from Beacon to present to the Peer Support Network. Bhavesh focused on CHC eligibility, the decision-making process and the […]
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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 […]