About Creative Buddy
What is Creative Buddy?
Founded in 2014, Creative Buddy is a social enterprise that provides mobile arts and crafts sessions for care/residential homes, day centres and community venues. All projects are pre-planned and all materials are provided, which makes it a very convenient option for customers.
Why was Creative Buddy founded?
The service was founded to make arts and crafts accessible for all, particularly those who are unable to attend other classes and workshops. It brings arts and crafts to you, and allows everyone to experience the joy of making and creating.
Who is Creative Buddy for?
Creative Buddy is for residents of care and residential homes, including older adults, people living with dementia and adults with learning difficulties. Creative Buddy also provides sessions at day centres and for other community organisations. The service operates in East and West Sussex (see map on Sessions page for specific area covered).
What are the benefits of having Creative Buddy sessions?
The sessions are: therapeutic, fun, calming, confidence building and provide an interesting talking point.
The health benefits of doing arts and crafts are well-documented. See for example: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/media/uploads/phpC1AcLv.pdf
A broad variety of mediums and materials are explored.
Topical/Seasonal display pieces can be created to decorate and brighten the home.
The sessions are led by a calm and engaging artist.
Relax in the knowledge that everything is specially planned for your residents, and all materials are provided.
Activity reports are available on request, which can be used as evidence for CQC purposes.
About Creative Buddy's Founder
My name is Eloise and I live in Shoreham-By-Sea, where I am constantly inspired by my beautiful surroundings.
I make my own upcycled jewellery and clay work and have exhibited in places such as Shoreham Art Gallery.
I have always had a keen interest in arts and crafts, and am continually trying new arts and crafts processes, which allows me to inspire others.
I have enjoyed providing sessions in care/residential homes since 2014, and also have previous experience of working creatively with people with dementia and adults with learning difficulties through respite care and charity work. I hold public liability insurance.