Oasis for Carers

Oasis was a non-faith based project with unpaid carers of children and adults with challenging behaviours or additional needs. The Oasis Project was a partnership project between Artlink and Leeds Jewish Welfare Board and took place at the Marjrie & Arnold Ziff Building in Leeds. Over 11 weeks, participants worked with artists Bryony and Becky Cherriman to establish a creative sanctuary. The group experimented with creative writing, storytelling, performing, movement, and photography to create writing and visual art as well as working towards a book launch in September 2014. The sessions were filled with deep fascinating discussions, which were uplifting, reflective and inspiring.

“As a single parent, it’s been hard to allow myself this time, but when I go home after this session, I look after my kids better. I am a better mum because of this.”

“Welcoming – this is what this place has felt like to me. It’s been an oasis.”

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Click HERE for project blog.

Date: February - September 2014
Locations: Marjrie & Arnold Ziff, Leeds Jewish Welfare Board
Participants: Adult unpaid carers

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