Handmade Wellbeing

The aim of the Handmade Wellbeing project was to enhance and expand professional competences of arts and crafts practitioners to facilitate craft activities in elderly care contexts. Arts and crafts professionals are increasingly employed in areas of community engagement, as well as wellbeing and health-related services, that are outside their traditional core skills and abilities. They need more profound understanding about how to apply their know-how in these fields.

The project was carried out by four European partners from Finland, UK, Austria and Estonia. The partners conducted arts and crafts workshops in their respective countries and provided training for facilitators and other partners. Best practices of facilitating arts and crafts workshops for older people were reflected and developed collaboratively. The results of this collaboration are gathered in the Handmade Wellbeing Handbook.

This website presents the activities that were conducted during the project. We hope they are of use and inspiration for anyone who is interested in conducting creative activities in care settings and/or training and educating facilitators.




Handmade Wellbeing Handbook.

Facilitating art and craft workshops for older people in care settings.

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Handmade Wellbeing Handbook


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