Arts and Crafts in Care Homes.

"The work of artists should be an essential element of person-centred care home culture that has the wellbeing of every resident at its heart" - Baring Foundation: Each Breath is Valuable: Evaluation of an arts in care homes programme, April 2018. STAA regularly delivers arts and crafts activities for residents at Hall Green and Grafton Lodge care homes wth residents with dementia and at Allerton Court and Pedmore house, a home for adults with complex multi-sensory needs. These regular interactions contribute to the rhythm of life in the homes and help to enrich the environment for the people who live, work and visit there. These homes are owned by STAA's sister charity Sandwell Community Caring Trust.
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STAA's Creative Carers Project

We have had a great response from carers who have participated in our Short Creative Courses. Carers choose an activity and have one-to-one tuition at home from our professional artists. Carers have learned all sorts of activities including ceramics (an example above). The courses are for five sessions and take place in the carer's own home.

Carers have told us:" I really enjoyed this course. It provided me with the break I needed, it gave me a release and helped me to take my mind off things for a time." "Thank you for the service you provide, I really enjoyed the experience."

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Art, Music & Dance Sessions for Individuals and Groups.

STAA delivers arts sessions for people all over Sandwell and the West Midlands: individual one-to -one sessions in a person's home or sessions for groups where they live or meet up. We offer taster sessions or deliver longer themed projects.

People of all ages enjoy participating in the arts. Activities improve self esteem, increase motivation & concentration, provide enjoyment, relieve boredom and stimulate imagination and creativity.

For infomation on our current fees and to book an artist and sessions contact us on & download a booklet here

To read a testimonial from the daughter of a lady with dementia we worked with please click here.