Hoot Creative Arts

For over 12 years Hoot has been offering creative activities to people 18+ across Kirklees to promote health and well-being. for over 2 years this offer has included Breathing Space a project offering quality creative time together for people living with dementia and their partner or carer.

26 November 2014
Yorkshire and Humber
Arts, Health
Local Alliances:
Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Hoot's Breathing Space project offers creative activities to people living with dementia and their carers together to promote positive relationships. We offer regular weekly sessions where participants can take part in music, movement and visual arts sessions.

We respond to participant feedback and offer activities in which everyone is a participants and has something to contribute. We have delivered sessions to professional and family carers in a bid to promote the benefits of participating in creative activities, raise awareness of what's possible and reduce stigma and stereotyping.

Hoot staff have all received diversity and dementia awareness training and this training was also offered to all participants attending Hoot groups.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The main challenge for an orgnaisation such as Hoot is always a financial one.

2. Actions

  • Breathing Space

    Offer opportunities in the community for people with dementia and their carers to take part in quality creative activities together.


    Being implemented