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Moving and improving

At Creative Homes we are constantly reviewing and improving the playful solutions that we bring into family homes. We help families with a range of daily issues as diverse as fussy eating, toilet training and secure attachment, so it’s really important that we work regularly with outside experts to consult on best practice in their […]

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Creative Homes Play Day

A play day for Newham housing, health and cultural organisations discussing cultural entitlement and access for families with young children. In July 2016 professionals from Newham organisations across the Housing, Health and Cultural sectors came together to play with ideas of how working in partnership and designing innovative cultural programmes that consider the family and […]

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From hub to home and back again

Partner: Ekaya Housing Association Location: Lambeth, South London Date: 23rd November 2015 – 11th January 2016   Lead Artist Helen Maier tells the story of working with seven families living with Ekaya Housing organisation. Ekaya provides temporary and permanent housing and support services to young parents and their children. “Wow!” A three-year-old boy says looking up […]

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New family, new foods, new ways to play

Partner: Rekha Vijayshankar, NHS health visitor Location: Lambeth, South London Date: 18th November 2015 – 5th February 2016   “I think the kind of creativity you share is really important, particularly for adopted kids”. – Polly, adoptive mother of one.   Lead Artist Helen Maier tells the story of how fussy eating brought a new […]

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Tooth Fairy visits Coin Street Nursery to talk all things teeth!

In March 2016 the Tooth Fairies visited 30 families and 25 staff from Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre Nursery and Family Support Programme.     The Tooth Fairies flew in to check on all those teeth, sharing their favourite toothbrushing song, the secret ingredients of fairy paste and the real story of the Tooth Fairies. Working […]

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Building trust through play at our hub sessions

“Funding Creative Homes is the best idea Lewisham Homes ever came up with” – Betty, Lewisham homes resident and mum of four Marit Vestby, Hub Manager for Lewisham Homes, tells Betty and Rob’s Creative Homes story The December rain beats against my umbrella as I walk to the Creative Homes group hub session at Honor Oak Community […]

We’re hiring: Junior Designer

Hours: up to 15 hours per week Salary: £7.21 per hour  (£5,624 pro rata)   Purpose and background of the role: The Junior Designer will be a key member of the design team that creates ground breaking solutions that improve daily life for more and more families every day. This role is a chance to be a […]

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Trust on the doorstep

  Knock, knock, knock. The door is opened by Adina, wearing a jumper, jeans and a simple headscarf. She smiles a wide smile, her high cheekbones raising higher. “Hi Adina, we’re delivering ‘make your own toilet roll bus’ kits”. Kaleb pokes his head around his mum’s legs, his big round eyes shining and his face serious. […]

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Play as a catalyst for positive change in a family’s daily life

Story by Creative Homes, in partnership with Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre and Peabody Housing Trust. Lead Artist Helen Maier tells the story of how a visit from the toilet training sailor inspired a family to use play as a creative solution not only for toilet training but also to reduce stress in other areas of […]

We’re hiring: Freelance Digital Project Manager/Digital Producer 

Freelance Digital Project Manager/Digital Producer Short term freelance contract for Creative Homes. £2000 project fee Timeline: March-April 2016 Creative Homes uses play to give children the best start in life. Our playful solutions reduce daily stresses in the home and help create happier families. Group sessions help families connect and support each other on a […]

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