Leicester Ageing Together are working with 16 organisations to deliver Leicester Ageing Together, a programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund, aimed at reducing social isolation amongst older people.
EMH Homes and Beauty & Utility Arts
EMH Housing and Regeneration Limited, trading as EMH homes, is an amalgamation of East Midlands Housing Association, Foundation Housing Association, Three Valleys Housing and Three Oaks Homes and Enable Housing Association and their subsidiary Enable Care and Home Support.
Beauty & Utility Arts is a Leicestershire based arts and health social enterprise, developing and managing creative projects and resources with social benefits.
EMH Housing have worked in partnership with Beauty & Utility Arts on a number of services, building relationships between older residents, families, local children and communities.
Crafting Relationships is led by EMH homes and Enable, working in partnership with Beauty & Utility Arts to create memorable intergenerational projects. The project identifies suitable locations for older people and young people to team up on a project, lasting up to eight weeks.
Each Crafting Relationships project is developed in consultation with participants. This creates great opportunities for older people to showcase their existing artistic talents, and work with an experienced participatory artist to develop their skills further.
The aim is to produce a piece of legacy artwork for each location involved in each mini project.
The project is being delivered in Spinney Hills and Wycliffe, but is open to residents of Belgrave, Thurncourt and Evington.