Many of our Remembering Together apprentices become Creative Befrienders to create artwork together based on people’s life stories. Explore artist Sarah Gudgin's reflections of their time together through the Snapshots blog below.
Creative Befrienders was developed in response to the recognition by the Westminster Memory Service of a number of former artists who would benefit from tailored, expert support in their dementia. We now run the project across the three boroughs and have an ever-increasing pool of artist volunteers who work with people in their own homes.
Artists are matched with people living with dementia who have been artists (musicians, art dealers, authors, illustrators, milliners, dancers, exhibition curators, photographers etc) or who are very arts interested, and together they may create art, talk about their shared passions, potentially plan a cultural visit together or attend a project in the area, all of which encourages wellbeing through a continuing of their creative life.
Our next training session is delivered across two evenings and volunteers are required to attend both dates. Thursday 22nd February and Thursday 1st March 2018 6-9pm at Institute of Contemporary Art, SW1Y 5AH
Alternatively we have a full day training later in the year on Saturday 7th April 10.30-17.30
Click for more information about the programme and details of how to apply.