“It is so important for us to know a resident well enough to make their life meaningful… the artists facilitated a whole new way for us to experience the residents and the residents had something fulfilled in themselves …” Liz Vaughan, Owner Manager Brookside Care Home, Llangorse, Powys.
The project was managed by Rhiannon Davies, now manager for DMiP. The staff (school and care setting), children and elderly participants experienced many positive improvements to their wellbeing, social interaction and sense of inclusion.
Following the success of this project, our current collaboration HWYL is based at Brecon War Memorial Hospital. This project focuses on working with elderly patients on wards, with their families, carers, the ward staff and artists on a weekly basis.
Rhiannon Davies for DMiP is our partner for the project. Tessa Waite is the lead artist working alongside musician Sarah Harman, dancer Louise Money and poet Graham Hartill who are also facilitating.
We are documenting the project through film and photography. The aim of the project is for participants to experience:
• Improved wellbeing
• Improved ability to communicate
• Reduced sense of isolation for elderly patients
& The League of Friends Brecon Hospital
Film credit: Jon Philips