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Staying Out

Staying Out, ARC, Stockton Arts Centre
Staying Out, ARC, Stockton Arts Centre
Staying Out, ARC, Stockton Arts Centre
Staying Out, ARC, Stockton Arts Centre

Staying Out aims to tackle social isolation and reduce hospital admissions in those aged 65 years and over who are living with a long term health condition by offering them a weekly opportunity to attend an activity that stimulates creative and social engagement in a supportive environment staffed by a multi-professional team made up of artists, paid carers and volunteers. Support from qualified carers ensures that any health concerns can be raised and participants signposted to additional services, where necessary, thereby reducing strain on hospital services.

The Staying Well project

© Charles Round Photography, the Heptonstall Village Team Art Class
Staying Well logo
© Charles Round Photography, the Heptonstall Village Team Art Class

The Staying Well project was set up across Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council area in November 2014, initially as a 12 month pilot project funded by the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group.  Subsequently the project has been extended three times, currently until March 2017 with ongoing discussion about further extension, financially supported through Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group’s Care Closer to Home, NHS Vanguard programme and Calderdale MBC.

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Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England