Arts projects put health and wellbeing on centre stage

Willis Newson Arts and Health Project

Creativity can be an inspiration for people living with dementia and we wanted to tell more people about how important that is. We wanted to get people involved so they could see how powerful craft could be. We started with an everyday object, and with the help of people all over the country, transformed plain white squares of fabric into a focal point for residents at Saffron Gardens dementia care home in Bristol.

The Napkin Project has been kindly funded by Bristol City Council, Brunelcare and The Arts Council England. The Arts Council recently featured the project as one of many that puts health and wellbeing on centre stage. We would like to thank everyone who has taken part in the project and if you would like to get involved in the future please let us know.