Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Better Life Chances team have been working in partnership with Healthwatch Hampshire to capture the stories of people with dementia and their carers around their experience of local health care services. Over 50 people took part in poetry making sessions, at three adult day care centres run by Age Concern Hampshire. These stories were brought together as poems by Portsmouth based poet, Maggie Sawkins and have been published into an anthology.
During Healthwatch Week, which takes place between 20 and 24 March, you will be able to enjoy a selection of these poems as we share them through a short film within some of our venues across the county. The film will be shown at Ashcroft Arts Centre, Eastleigh Museum, Forest Arts Centre, Red House Museum, West End Centre and Andover Museum throughout the week. There will also be a limited number of anthologies available to take away for a small donation.