DAISY CHAIN (Covid-19)

The Daisy Chain (Covid-19) project was a local volunteer initiative, led by Kent Arts & Wellbeing working in partnership with Espression Arts CIC. It started in April 2020 and ran to January 2021.

The main purpose of Daisy Chain (Covid-19) was to help older, frailer, people overcome the loneliness, isolation, anxiety and frustration of coping under Covid-19 lockdown and stringent social distancing conditions.

Initially the focus was to help the network of (40+) Our Work of Art volunteers, many of whom are older, vulnerable people in their own right.

The aim was to build the confidence and wellbeing of volunteers to prepare them ready to engage with an array of older, vulnerable people (aged 60-100) later on (part of the ‘Our Home is’ project).

Daisy Chain was about:

 

 

 

 

The Daisy Chain interventions  were initially about working with volunteers to prepare them to support other older people by:

 

 

 

Volunteer support involved:

Daisy Chain (Covid-19) also formed an integral important component of a larger project funded by Canterbury City Council, called ‘Our Home is..’

 

 

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Kent Arts and Wellbeing have been delivering this project on behalf of Age UK Thanet with funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund - Positive Pathways. Working with Espression…

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Posted: April 11th, 2022

Kent Arts and Wellbeing(KAAW) is delighted to be part of the Veterans Places, Pathways and People project in the Southeast of England, in Partnership with Veterans Outreach Support (VOS). Thanks…

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Posted: April 10th, 2022

Thanet Veterans – Belonging and Celebrating is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust as part of their Positive Pathways Fund. Kent Arts and Wellbeing(KAAW) are delivering the project on…

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS – UPDATE

Posted: April 10th, 2022

Creative Connections, is funded by the Colyer Ferguson Family Trust and aims to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable, lonely older people, encouraging continued independence through creative activities and increased digital…

Project Partners

Espression Arts CIC with Kent Arts & Wellbeing, Age UK Canterbury and Age UK Herne Bay & Whitstable.

Project Funders

Kent Community Foundation, Kent County Council

Posted On: April 16th, 2021