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ABOUT US

A small, values led social enterprise founded and directed by Katherine Brown, pulling together 20 years of experience in health and social care, arts and heritage, community programmes and business. Previous work includes:

  • Supporting adults and children with mental ill health and learning disabilities
  • Community Fundraiser for the Midlands for a national learning disability charity
  • Project Manager for Showcase Smoothie, a £156 000 Arts Council England funded piece of work with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Showcase Smoothie is a music and literature based project with young black men at the severe and enduring end of mental ill health
  • Project Director of Cotesbach Educational Trust, in receipt of £600 000 of HLF funding
  • Training for artists looking to work in healthcare settings
  • Developing a programme of public art for health care centres
  • Delivery partner on Leicester Ageing Together, a £5 million Big Lottery funded programme working with over 50s at risk of social isolation and loneliness in five key Leicester City wards
  • Setting up Crafting Relationships (formerly Beauty and Utility Arts) in 2011

Katherine is a Mental Health First Aider and a Dementia Champion

We also work with a small team of dedicated Associates and Volunteers with a variety of expertise.

WHAT KIND OF WORK DO WE DO

Core Projects:

  • Crafting Relationships – intergenerational work with primary aged children and older generations
  • Local History Cafe – heritage and wellbeing get togethers tackling loneliness experienced by older community members
  • Our Memory Lanes – a variety of work around living well with dementia
  • The Good Values Project – an exploration of manners and values

Coaching and support:

  • Supporting other organisations to develop and enhance their own values based approaches

 

OUR VALUES:

 

Approachable

Inquisitive

Challenging

Authentic

Nurturing

Aware

Thoughtful

Calm

Trustworthy