Fun, creative expressive wellbeing groups using intensive interaction techniques to nurture engagement, stimulate communication and facilitate expression.
Facilitated by fully qualified Creative Expressive specialists, and supported by trained volunteers, these fun, expressive workshops bring people with similar needs together to share in positive, engaging, energising activities.
Workshops are designed to suit the needs and abilities of group members, with no more than 4 people per group. We focus on engaging people, facilitating communication and self-expression, nurturing self-esteem, building a sense of community, enhancing well-being and enjoying ourselves. Our team use a mix of art forms – art, music, dance and drama – coupled with intensive interaction techniques to facilitate stimulating, meaningful activities for everyone who attends.
Creative Expressive Interaction Groups are ideally suited to people with profound and multiple learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, and physical or sensory impairments; who are able to work in a group setting but need more intensive support.
People whose behaviour might distress or disrupt the engagement of other clients will be offered one to one support instead of group engagement.
Spaces might be limited, because we never have more than 6 clients in a group, ensuring each client benefits from personalised attention.
A nominated contact within the establishment will receive a weekly reflective email updating staff on client progress, any issues and the rationale/wellbeing benefits in regards to activities presented. Reflective outcomes for each participant; mapping progress against named targets, using person-centred standardised assessment tools will be included.