Creative Inspiration Shropshire is a social business (community interest company) established by Dr Jane Povey in 2014 with the aim of connecting, inspiring and enabling wellbeing and resilience in our community.
Our social mission is to grow individual and collective wellbeing and resilience in Shropshire through creative arts. We do so by providing high quality participatory creative arts programmes in care homes, hospitals, schools and community centres in order to reach the most vulnerable and isolated people in our community.
Our wider mission is to evolve a replicable model for social prescribing and community resilience. Our approach is rooted in the community, connecting, inspiring and enabling individuals to thrive and communities to flourish despite what life throws at them. We do this through partnerships and commissions,facilitating approaches aligned to The 5 Ways to Wellbeing ( New Economic Foundation 2008): connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. The wider work includes art for health and other approaches, eg, leisure, physical activity, lifelong learning, heritage, ecological.
Each programme is tailored to the need of participants and evaluated through outcome measures relating to benefits to the participants ( within categories of connect, wellbeing and resilience) and to funders ( health, care, educational and other)as demonstrated by threory of change. In this way we are demonstrating the necessary impact to evolve the sustainablity of our vision and social mission.
Through this approach we are growing a tribe of likeminded people and organisations in and beyond Shropshire, contributing to a social movement to grow community resilience through creative and collaborative means and facilitating the evolution of social prescribing strategy and policy.