Free creative activities are on offer to vulnerable people in Dorset as part of a pilot scheme.

My Creative Life is an innovative new programme set up by The Arts Development Company to bring free arts experiences to those living with dementia or mental health conditions.

The programme gives a choice of different creative activities for people to take part in outside of usual day care settings.

The events and creative workshop courses aim to combat isolation and loneliness, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

Find out more and to see if you’re eligible for these free workshops and arts experiences.

Cllr Laura Miller, Dorset Council portfolio holder for Adult Social Care and Health said:

“I’m delighted Dorset Council is part of this innovative project.

“We want people to have more choice and control over the support they receive from us.

“Part of that is offering new and exciting opportunities and activities that promote independence and wellbeing.

“Many of the activities are based in libraries and community centres and all are aimed at helping people feel part of their community.”

By 2025, 10,100 people aged 65+ will be living with dementia in Dorset.

During the course of a year, almost one in four of us in the county will suffer from some form of mental health condition in the county.

My Creative Life is a partnership project brought together by The Arts Development Company, Dorset Council’s Adult Commissioning Team, Artsreach, the Dorset History Centre, Dorset Libraries and Dorset County Museum.

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