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. These are topics 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.

Craft Activities for Groups - Videos

We commissioned Dorset History Centre to film three videos with a creative activity that is suitable for community and social groups: Traditional Dorset Button Making, Book Making and a simple Clay Workshop. The films are available to watch and follow here!

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

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-Making for Social Media

at The Big Yellow Bus Garden Project. For adults with learning disabilities and young men looking to improve their mental health.

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

Spoon Whittling

at The Big Yellow Bus Garden Project. For adults with learning disabilities and young men looking to improve their mental health.