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Theatre Company Spare Tyre’s programme for people with dementia

April 4th, 2011

Theatre Company Spare Tyre has developed an innovative programme to reach out to dementia sufferers, using multi-media to create an experience of the senses.  The programme, which will tour around residential homes and centres throughout 2011, consists of hour-long interactive storytelling sessions delivered by Spare Tyre artists and the participants will be actively involved. The […]

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Job Opportunity for NHS Hull: Arts and Dementia Project

March 24th, 2011

NHS Hull invites applications for arts and health commissions, for creative projects in any artform working with older people in care homes in Hull, including those with dementia. The programme aims to improve quality of life, increase skills and creativity; improve physical/mental wellbeing and raise awareness of the benefits of creative activity. Looking for original […]

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Mencap says taking part in the arts for PMLD sufferes is very important…

March 23rd, 2011

Mencap says that taking part in the arts is very necessary for people who have profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), for many reasons. The  DVD ‘In the Moment’ created by Mencap highlights the value of the visual arts, demonstrated by people with PMLD being actively creativite and showcasing some of the most exciting work […]

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Competition for celebrating the creativity of people with Parkinson’s!

March 21st, 2011

Parkinson’s UK are holding their Mervyn Peake Awards 2011, where anyone suffering from Parkinson’s can enter artwork into the following 4 categories of the competition, which are Photograph, Poetry, Art or Digital art (films up to 2 minutes or digital images), with the chance of winning some top prizes and recognition of your work. The […]

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Creative expression workshops for refugee and immigrant children.

March 15th, 2011

A program practised in a Canadian children’s hospital involving 138 immigrant and refugee children attending multiethnic schools, demonstrated the value of creativity when aiming to build their self esteem and preventing other problems. See more for further details.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis factsheet from the Media Trust

January 17th, 2011

This is a painful and usually progressive disease which occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the joints and soft tissue surrounding the bones. This factsheet gives you more information on the disease and how you could help. www.mediatrust.org

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Multiple Sclerosis factsheet from the Media Trust

January 17th, 2011

MS is the most common disease of the central nervous system affecting young adults. This factsheet gives you more information on the disease and how you could help. www.mediatrust.org

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HIV and AIDS factsheet from the Media Trust

January 17th, 2011

More than 80,000 people are living with HIV in the UK, and the rate of infection continues to increase. Find out how you might be able to make a difference with this factsheet. www.mediatrust.org

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Hepatitis C factsheet from the Media Trust

January 17th, 2011

There are an estimated 500,000 people in the UK with hepatitis C. That’s about ten times the number of people with HIV. Out of that number, less than 1 per cent receive treatment.  It’s Britain’s unknown disease. This factsheet gives you more information on the condition and how you could help. www.mediatrust.org

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Down’s Syndrome factsheet from the Media Trust

January 17th, 2011

There are 60,000 people with Down’s Syndrome in the UK.  Today, people with Down’s Syndrome can live a full and rewarding life. Find out more in the Media Trust’s factsheet. www.mediatrust.org

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