Creative Homes is officially launched as a business!

by Creative Homes

It’s been almost a year since we sang and danced our way into our first family’s front room with a creative solution to tooth brushing tantrums. Since then we’ve popped up a shed on an estate in Oval, ran three successful hub to home programmes (reaching over 116 families and 176 children) and continued trialling and improving our playful solutions with families one on one in their homes.

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The Creative Homes shed at Church Manor in Oval

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Story time at the Creative Homes hub on the Holderness Estate, West Norwood.

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Creative Homes cook, eat and play sessions for under 5’s at Lee Green Lives Community Centre in Lee.

The tooth fairy brings music and imagination to the daily toothbrushing routine

The Tooth Fairy brings music and imagination to the daily toothbrushing routine

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The Creative Chef involves children in the cooking process at home

The toilet training sailor arrives at the door needing a wee and leads you on a hunt for Toilet Island.

The Toilet Training Sailor arrives at the door needing a wee and leads you on a hunt for Toilet Island

Now, almost one year later Creative Homes has officially launched as a business and we couldn’t be more proud.

The three enterprises recieving further funding as part of the Knee High Design Challenge, with Graham Allen MP and Ollie Smith, Director of Strategy and Innovation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. Photo credit: Robin Howie

Knee High Challenge launch event, 21st October 2014: The three enterprises recieving further funding as part of the Knee High Design Challenge, with Graham Allen MP and Ollie Smith, Director of Strategy and Innovation at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. Photo credit: Robin Howie

Over the past year we’ve had the enormous privilege of taking part in the Knee High Design Challenge, set up by the Design Council and Guys and St Thomas to support creative enterprises with new approaches to improving the lives of families with children under 5. The support and funding we received through the Knee High Challenge has allowed us to provide creative support to the families who need it most. It’s allowed us to take our ambition to reduce daily stress through creative play and turn it into a real service, with the help and support of all the amazing partners and families we’ve met along the way.

We are very pleased to have been awarded further funding and support from the Design Council and Guys and St Thomas to continue developing Creative Homes into a service that we hope will one day become an established port of call for any family in need of a playful solution. So get in touch if you are a health, housing or early years organisation and are interested in partnering with Creative Homes, we want to hear from you!

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Family den building to kick start creative solutions at home

 

 

 


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