We’ve worked with some brilliant partners and artists across South Yorkshire to create and deliver Moments of Joy, and in the last few years our customers have taken part in dance and music workshops, theatre performances, film screenings and arts activities.
Our latest Moments of Joy project, called All Fired Up, was a collaboration between us, Museums Sheffield, Yorkshire Artspace and Potclays.
At a recent talk at the Millennium Gallery, Becca Brown (artist and maker) shared her experiences of working with our customers on All Fired Up. She was inspired by the memories, stories and homes of people accessing our LiveWell at Home service, and has used them to create the beautiful ‘The Book of Blue Drawings’ – an everlasting ceramic book.
LiveWell at Home is our free outreach and prevention service for people aged 55 and over. We work with individuals so that they can continue to live independently in their own home.
Anybody over the age of 55 can be referred to the service to access support related to housing, health and wellbeing. We’ve worked with nearly 2,000 people since September 2017, and 91% of these people are now living independently in their home.
After being exhibited in the Millennium Gallery, The Book of Blue Drawings will make its way to its new home in our Sheffield office. We’re proud to display this collaborative piece of art, inspired and shaped by our LiveWell at Home customers, to everybody that is welcomed into Rockingham Street.
We’re looking forward to working with customers from the Beaufort Project, and participants from Age Better in Sheffield’s Wellbeing Practitioners, on our next Moments of Joy project. We’ll share more details soon!