Verd de Gris – Voluntary Carers in Care Homes Service and Carers Trust Dementia Project

Verd de Gris worked with two carers groups in Blackburn in a series of creative workshops.

Verd de Gris, a public art company founded by Sharon Marsden and Jeff Turner, works with people to help them find their creative voice. We partnered them with the Blackburn with Darwen’s Carers Trust and Voluntary Carers in Care Homes Service to work on a project that helps to dispel myths around dementia and mental illness.

They explored some of the issues being dealt with by carers on a day-to-day basis from the economic to the cultural and spent time with local people who are caring for others – giving them a chance to express themselves, take a creative ‘break’ and look at ways of bringing creative activities into their daily activities.