Two artists who live in Lymm and work in care homes have collaborated to present this exhibition. We have seen how creative activities can transform the lives of people in residential care, by making the environment feel more personal, by building relationships within the home and links with the wider community, and by improving health and well being. Much of the art on display has been produced by groups working together: in one case the group included young children, and in all cases the conversations and sharing of memories have been an essential part of the experience.

Not all the artists live in care homes. The craft group at the library and churches bring older people together. Many people are at risk of social isolation, living alone, with reduced mobility, and some have left friendship groups behind to be nearer their families. For them, creativity can be a great way to connect with others and form new friendships.