Bexhill Caring Community celebrate Sussex Day at their Sackville Road Day Centre for the Elderly

This Giving Tuesday, we are celebrating the amazing work of caregivers in our neighbourhood with Bexhill Caring Community.

WHY DONATE

  • Bexhill Caring Community care for 800 elderly, housebound and isolated local people.
  • They provide everything from day care to travel, form filling to handymen, and more!
  • Over 100 dedicated volunteers and just five staff make this possible.
  • They rely totally on donations from the general public, and aim to raise £1,000 this Christmas to maintain essential services.

‘The day centres are a godsend in maintaining a bit of social life and getting out and about. I am so grateful’, Linda

‘It has given me the opportunity to meet people. I always look forward to coming, and having the transport makes it easy’, Betty

‘To see their smiling faces as they arrive at the Centre is a reward in itself. We hope we can go on supporting people in this way’ – Jennifer, volunteer

 

Bexhill Caring Community celebrate Sussex Day at Sackville Road Day Centre.
Dial-A-Ride is a door to door transport service available to anyone in Bexhill who finds it difficult to use public transport.

De La Warr Pavilion has been bringing communities together through culture for 85 years. At the Pavilion, we recognise the significant contribution the arts, culture and creativity can make to our health and wellbeing.

We harness the arts to provide uplifting experiences for people receiving care and those who provide it through creative activities with social care partners. These include accessible participatory film screenings with Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance; studio events and exhibitions with Project Art Works; and hands-on workshops and supported viewings for adults from day and residential care.

Musical Matinee Club relaxed screenings involved dancing, singing and games. They support the cinema experience of people living with disabilities or dementia.
Supported viewing for adults with complex needs, in DLWP’s Ground floor gallery.
Other Ways to Get Involved

📱 Text ‘DLWP‘ to 70507 on Tuesday 30 November to give £2.50 to DLWP and £2.50 to Bexhill Caring Community.

To find out more about Bexhill Caring Community’s incredible work, opportunities to get involved, and ways you can help them, please visit their website or Facebook.

Click here for organisations, training and help to support carers in East Sussex.

De La Warr Pavilion Charitable Trust is a registered charity, no. 1065586.
Bexhill Caring Community is a registered charity, no. 1108312.

Care & Culture: Project Art Works

Our current Ground floor gallery exhibition is Sharif Persaud: Have You Ever Had. Sharif (b. 1993) is an artist based in Hastings. His practice has been developed in collaboration with Project Art Works since 2014.

In our Ground floor gallery until 09 January 2022, Sharif Persaud: Have You Ever Had. Image: Rob Harris.

Project Art Works is a collective based in Hastings, working at the intersection of art and care, responding to the gifts and impacts of neurodivergence. The collective is made up of 40 neurodivergent artists, as well as artists, activists, families and carers, who work together to develop long-term supportive and creative relationships.

We are delighted that Project Art Works are nominated for the Turner Prize 2021, with the winner due to be announced on 1 December 2021.

The De La Warr Pavilion’s relationship with Project Art Works began in 1997 with an exhibition of work created from residences in local schools under the title Art Works.

We have since collaborated on many visits, workshops and exhibitions, including the acclaimed Mikhail Karikis: I Hear You (2019), featuring video portraits of artists and their caregivers.

Mikhail Karikis, I Hear You, 2019. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, with EXPLORERS Project, Project Art Works. Image by Rob Harris.

Have You Ever Had and I Hear You were commissioned as part of EXPLORERS; a three-year, UK-wide project celebrating the extraordinary contributions neurodiverse people make to art and culture, led by Project Art Works.

The Support Collective

The Project Art Works Support Collective is a group of people with lived experience of disability, family carers, support workers, Personal Assistants and representatives from health and social care. The collective share the aim of working towards person-centred, accountable and inclusive models of support and care, and protecting the rights of people with support needs.

 

DLWP and Project Art Works Online Event: 'Who Cares?'

Who Cares? was an afternoon exploring the meaning and value of care hosted by DLWP and Project Art Works. It reflected on care, its realities, and how art and cultural workers have addressed the changing landscape of care over the past year.