Our Creative Community

Organisation : Bethany Christian Trust
Grant Amount : £ 26,495

This project will use the arts as a way of engaging with homeless and vulnerable adults, who experience the worst health and greatest health inequalities in society. This will be done in 3 of our groups: Men’s Group (400 men), Women’s group (150 women) and The Bugle Magazine group (service user produced quarterly magazine, 60 people, Youtube video available), many of whom have mental health, addictions or other dependencies. We will use music, art, crafts, creative writing and story-telling to encourage self-expression and self confidence, dispel isolation and improve mental and physical wellbeing. We will encourage participants to attend events in their community and thus boost their sense of belonging.