Creative Generations makes space for children and older people to tell their stories and make art together in fun, collaborative workshops. We help neighbours become friends in Thurrock and Brentwood!
Collaborating with Smiles4All and there are free online creative workshops you can book into!
Loneliness and isolation in the UK doesn’t just affect the ageing population. According to the Office for National Statistics, 1 in 10 children also experience loneliness. Kara’s work as an artist and tutor in her local community helped her to discover that inter-generational interactions and creativity can help the well-being of both children and older people. “Probably from my own isolation and from seeing that in my grandparents, I knew I wanted to help people to feel less alone,” Kara reflects.
She then set up Creative Generations to bring her idea to life, using her skills and passion for all things creative. The social enterprise offers art workshops for children and older community to help them to see past their differences, connect through story-telling and creativity, and feel more valued in their communities as a result.