This is a pilot project on delivering adult day care differently. Participants are 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. To do this, we are working with a number of creative partners and artists to deliver workshops across Dorset.

Read a blog about our MCL creative sessions for adults with learning difficulties at Dorset History Centre.

 

Current Activities

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

Spoon Whittling

Together with Artsreach, we offer these courses at The Big Yellow Bus Garden Project.
For adults with learning disabilities: Fri 24 and Tue 28 Sept 10am
For young men looking to improve their mental health: Fri 24 and Tue 28 Sept 1.30pm

Film-Making for Social Media

Together with Artsreach, we offer these courses at The Big Yellow Bus Garden Project.
For adults with learning disabilities: Mon 4 & Mon 11 Oct 10am
For young men looking to improve their mental health: Mon 4 & Mon 11 Oct 1.30pm

Arts at Home

We asked five Dorset artists and arts organisations to develop free activities to enjoy at home. Originally commissioned to encourage creative activity during Covid-19, the beautiful resources are still available to watch and engage with!

Past Activities / Originally planned activities pre-Covid19 

Creative Clay Workshop at Dorset Museum

6-week workshop for adults with learning disabilities, young men looking to improve their mental health and older people looking to socialise. 

Creative Writing and Conversation Cafe

Four weekly online creative writing workshops led by writer and poet Sarah Acton for older adults wishing to socialise. 

Creative Sessions with Dorset History Centre

6 weeks of creative sessions for adults with learning disabilities. Read a blog about this activity here.

Film & Drama Workshop

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

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

Drumming Circle
for young men looking to improve their mental health

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 & young men looking to improve their mental health

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