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 […]

Arts Council and Unlimited help Creative Homes unlock doors to investment

Creative Director Sally-Anne Donaldson reflects on creative homes journey so far. Since 2014 Creative Homes has secured £180k+ towards the design, implementation and impact measurement of our service, with support and guidance from key organisations such as Design Council, Guys and St Thomas Charity, New Economics Foundation, Narrativ as well as 8 housing organisations, 15 […]

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 […]

What Is Toxic Stress and How Does It Affect Children?

“A supportive relationship with a caregiver contributes to the formation of resiliency skills against stress”. – Bruce Perry, Founder, Child Trauma Academy   The environment that a child is raised in has direct and real implications on the quality of that child’s growth and development. A stressful, or chaotic, environment can have immediate effects on […]

Creative Homes: How it all began

It’s July 2013. I’m with Elodie. We are saying goodbye to families. We’ve been working with them for 12 weeks running family creative play sessions. Families leave smiling with the three little pig masks swinging in their hands, one little boy a firm grip on the wolf, clearly going home with him. Claire, one mum […]

Pathways to play

An important part of what we do at Creative Homes is help link families to further support from other Home, Health or Play services. This can mean support with things like housing, employment or health care, but equally access to local play and cultural venues. We’ve learned that linking families to new services is often a […]

17th July – 12th Session of Creative Homes at Lee Green

For our second to last session at Lee Green we went on a special outing to Manor House Gardens First we hunted for books at Manor House Library Then we told some brilliant stories We visited Sara at the Children’s Centre downstairs to learn more about what they offer In all the excitement our forgetful […]

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