Our Projects

ZOOM WITH A VIEW

We are thrilled to be working with Capital Theatres on this project for people living with dementia and their loved ones exploring themes around Theatre - Past, Present and Future.

 

 

BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND

Once again we are delighted to be a Book Week Scotland Partner for Scottish Book Week 2021 and will be running an event for Dunbar Dementia Carers' Support Group.        

 

NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND SUPPORTS CREATIVE CONNECTIONS PROJECT

Thanks to the generous support of The National Lottery Community Fund we were able to build on our work with four day centres in East Lothian with our Creative Connections Project. We created two creative activities booklet to help keep elderly people, unable to attend the centres, connected. In 2019/2020, we delivered Sharing Stories Together, a project designed to reduce social isolation for elderly people in day centres across East Lothian: in Dunbar, Gullane, North Berwick and East Linton.  The sessions focused on engaging the group and building relationships through the sharing of stories. Each centre then produced its own booklet of creative writing. Thanks to all the participants and staff at each of the centres for their amazing support.   

    

 

FOUNDATION SCOTLAND AWARD FOR WORKING WITH WOMEN AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC ABUSE

Thanks to the on-going support of Foundation Scotland we have been able to work with survivors of domestic abuse since 2019. We have run several successful projects for Women’s Aid East and Midlothian, over the past few years, and have seen at first-hand the difference these creative writing sessions can make to individuals health and well-being. 

The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive: 

  •  "I felt like part of a team and that we all had good answers."
  •  "I enjoyed the conversations and learning to get in touch with how I feel and to own my feelings and not be afraid."

 

LUMINATE@HOME SERIES

Luminate is Scotland's creative ageing organisation. Lorna was asked to produce a film, using creative writing, for their @Home series which they have developed during the Covid-19 lockdown. It can be watched here  

 

DUNBAR DEMENTIA CARERS SUPPORT GROUP

We have been running a series of creative writing sessions with the lovely people at Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group and are really pleased to have helped them put together their own community cookbook with recipes from group members and volunteers. This is available in local shops and priced at £5 with all proceeds raised for the group.

 

 

 

 


Sharing A Story’s aim is to focus on working with groups of people in the community who face loneliness, social isolation, mental-health issues including depression and low self-esteem. Everyone has the ability to write, sometimes all that is needed is a bit of encouragement and direction. We are happy to work with groups or individuals and can tailor a programme to suit specific needs. Please get in touch if you have any questions or want to enquire about Sharing A Story running sessions for your own organisations.