Play Inspector

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Play with whatever you have

Partner: Peabody housing association Location: Lambeth, South London Date: 17th January – 28th March 2017 “[Creative Homes] helped us find new ways of playing, you made me realise it’s not about having lots of toys, you can use whatever you have”. – Belinda, mother of three. Hub Manager Helen Maier tells the story of how […]

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Making a space for play

  Lead Artist Helen Maier tells the story of how the Play Inspector helped bring a family together through play. “How shall we play today?” asks the Play Inspector “We could dance, build, create, read or role.” Amaya(5) looks at the five brightly coloured mats laid across the lino floor of her living room.”Create!” she says, […]

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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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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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Inside Out

At Creative Homes many of the parents we work with are not native to England and have to adjust to living in a new place and culture at the same time as raising small children. Lead Artist and Hub Manager Helen Maier tells the story of one mother’s struggle to overcome isolation in a new […]


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