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Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing group was launched following a Carer in the group talking about some of the poems she has written and had published and how she used it as a way to escape from the reality of her caring for family members.


The easiest explanation of creative writing is all about using your imagination and creativity to express ideas and thoughts in a way which is personal to you. 


You can use a diary, note pad, a tablet or laptop to do your writing.  The chose is yours to make and our carers used anything and everything.


Jo Bostock from BBC Leicester Interviews Staff and Carers  

March 2022

Our Staff and carers were delighted to talk to Jo Bostock from BBC Radio Leicester on her Sunday Breakfast show about our new Poetry Pharmacy - a model in which carers ‘prescribe’ poems to other unpaid carers to alleviate emotional distress and provide comfort and increase their sense of wellbeing.


To listen to this interview please click on the 'Poetry Pharmacy Interview Button' below.

Poetry Pharmacy 

March 2022 Interview

Poetry Pharmacy by William Sieghart

February 2022

We were delighted to welcome William Sieghart renowned publisher of The Poetry Pharmacy, founder of National Poetry Day to our Creative Writing Group. 

William explained the origins of ‘prescribing poetry’  which you can listen to on the 'listen' button and shared his ‘prescriptions’ for a local carer balancing working and caring following a bereavement which are below.

          Listen          

Poems From Carers for Carers

January 2022

Having enjoyed their first attempt at writing poems for other carers today our carers found appropriate poems and/or wrote their own poem to meet the needs of the carers who requested at poem.  

This is turning out to be a fantastic activity not only does it meet the needs of those who asked for the poems but it also meet the needs those who are searching for suitable poems or writing the poems themselves.

Carers Rights Day

November 2021

Members of The Creative Writing, Book Club, and Crafty Carers groups have managed to get together for Carers Rights Day. 

Not only were they looking at carers rights but they were also 'prescribing' poems for other carers who requested them, to help them cope with their caring role and making cards for the poems to go into.