Carers Collective Hackney
an arts collective for people who care
Carers Collective Hackney is an arts collective for people who care. It is a place where older carers of all sizes, ethnicities, races and sexual orientations can collaborate on projects, form friendships, and celebrate and inspire one another.
The Carers Collective connects carers through meet-ups and creative activities. Carers Collective Hackney is a safe, creative space for carers at risk of mental health issues and carers for people with dementia to come together, connect and be inspired.
Carers Collective Hackney features:
Weekly creative activities, networking and courses
A staffed 'low stimulation' zone - a safe space for those with dementia or other sensory processing issues to be supported while their carers have a break and explore their creativity in another room
Volunteer 'Creative Collaborators' to bring the creative spirit of the collective's activities to the home
Two group shows of carers' work in Nov 2019 (Carers Rights Day) and June 2020 (Carers' Week).
Our second course, working with dancer and choreographer Rachel Sparks started on Wednesday 30th October.
Our first course, working with artist Angela Groundwater, helped carers use narrative pattern-making to explore who they are beyond their caring roles. The work produced will be displayed at the U7 Lounge in Hoxton between November 21st and December 05th 2019.
To find out about future creative courses, use the button below to add your details to the mailing list. Check out our previous courses here.
Courses are for Hackney residents aged 50+ only.
Carers Collective Hackney is kindly funded by the Lottery Community Fund and Connect Hackney.