Creative and visual arts thread throughout the work of Changing Our Lives. We know and witness the power that creativity, self-expression and innovation can have on people’s lives, and have worked this way for many years.

As Grayson Perry tells us, “Art helps us access and express parts of ourselves that are often unavailable to other forms of human interaction.” (Creative Health: The Arts, Health and Wellbeing, June 2017.)  We know this to be true through the partnerships and coproduction work we have undertaken across the country with disabled people and people with mental health difficulties. Whether it is using sculpture and 3-dimensional art to create an ideal cityscape, graphic art to record views and actions from strategic meetings, or using clay as a sensory stimulating arts intervention, arts can really open up conversations and lead to positive outcomes.