Our Participants

Our projects are run in collaboration with community partners, which have specialist knowledge of local priorities and the participants that they exist to serve. We work in a variety of settings with the following key priority groups:

DISABLED CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Create works with a variety of disability organisations and special schools. Our projects are designed to enable participants to develop creativity, socials skills and self-esteem, and often bring together disabled and non-disabled participants to break down barriers.

Disabled and non-disabled young people working together

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SCHOOLCHILDREN IN AREAS OF DEPRIVATION

Create works in partnership with schools in areas of deprivation to provide schoolchildren with unique creative arts experiences. Projects allow participants to take risks in a safe environment, express themselves creatively and raise their aspirations whilst improving literacy and self-esteem.

Schoolchildren taking part in a Create project

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MARGINALISED CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Create works with people who are trapped in cycles of homelessness, domestic abuse, drug addiction or prostitution. We also work with asylum seekers and refugees. All projects are designed to enable participants to build supportive, trusting relationships whilst broadening horizons and raising aspirations.

A Create photography project with vulnerable adults

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VULNERABLE OLDER PEOPLE

Create works in partnership with day centres for vulnerable older people to provide high quality creative workshops, aimed to stimulate and engage vulnerable older people as they explore their creativity, build new relationships, communications skills and trust, helping to reduce isolation and low self-worth.

Older people taking part in a Create project

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YOUNG AND ADULT CARERS

Create works in partnership with carers services to deliver creative projects that give young and adult carers a break from their caring responsibilities. Projects provide an opportunity for carers to build supportive, trusting relationships with their peers in a fun, safe and non-threatening environment.

Young carers perform music with Create

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YOUNG AND ADULT PRISONERS

Create works in prisons to provide creative arts workshops for prisoners. Projects aim to raise prisoners’ aspirations, broaden horizons and encourage prisoners with children to develop new skills that help them forge stronger relationships with their families.

A storybook created by prisoners

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