Supporting people with dementia in the community
Creating Conversations is the social enterprise of the participatory arts charity Artlink Central and develops evidence based products to help with communication and wellbeing in communities.
Creating Conversations supports the charitable work of Artlink Central. Any profits made are reinvested back into communities and used to continue to help and support people experiencing physical or mental illness, disability or disadvantage.
About the charity Artlink Central
Artlink is a 30 year old charity that offers services supporting people in the local community by providing access to supportive social creative opportunities.
Artlink support the involvement of communities and includes a range of people and place based services in hospitals, community centres, schools, care facilities to social prescription services.
At the heart of our work is a commitment in building opportunities to reduce social isolation, enhance confidence and wellbeing.
The 'creation' of Creating Conversations
Creating Conversations was developed following the extensive work of Artlink Central in communities and finding there was a lack of meaningful person centred conversational based material available.
Creating Conversations was designed by a team of artists and dementia specialists with extensive experience in delivering activities with older people and incorporates considerable input from older people with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers and support staff.