This is a pilot project on delivering adult day care differently. Participants will be given a choice of different creative activities outside of the usual day care settings. We aim to prevent and reduce common issues facing the older adult population and those with mental health issues or learning disabilities, such as isolation and loneliness, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. 

We are working with a number of creative partners and artists to deliver workshops across Dorset. We are grateful to our funders, Dorset Council and Arts Council England. 

This page will be updated regularly as new activities become available.

 

Current Activities

Creative Clay Workshop at Dorset Museum

6-week workshop from Thu 24 June – Thu 29 July. Suitable for adults with learning disabilities, young men looking to improve their mental health and older people looking to socialise. For more information and to book, click here.

Creative Writing and Conversation Cafe

Four weekly online creative writing workshops starting on 22 June, led by writer and poet Sarah Acton. Suitable for older adults wishing to socialise. For more information and to book, click here.

Creative Sessions with Dorset History Centre

6 weeks of creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities, including watercolour garden design, basket making, creative clay and more. This activity is now fully booked. 

Past Activities / Originally planned activities pre-Covid19 

Online Murder Mystery

for older people wishing to socialise and adults with learning disabilities

Animal Therapy with Zoolab

Online animal therapy sessions for men aged 18+ looking to improve their wellbeing

Film & Drama Workshop

A relaxed Zoom workshop with Millstream Theatre for adults with learning difficulties

Live Music Sessions
for adults looking to socialise

Creative Arts / Crafts Sessions
for over 60s/
for young men looking to improve their mental health

Woodland Crafts
for adults with learning disabilities / for young men looking to improve their mental health

Dorset Steam Tea for over 60s looking to socialise
Shillingstone Railway Station

Drumming Circle
for young men looking to improve their mental health