We are very proud to announce that the art:space project, run jointly on the estate by British Land and the charity Create, was recognised with a Business in the Community South East Local Impact Award at the Big Tick award ceremony held on 27th June 2013.
The project aims to support young carers in the local areas of Westminster, Camden and Hackney, by working closely with the young carers’ charity Create. Individual projects have been set up in local London areas, partly funded by British Land and carried out by volunteers from the charity, local artists and British Land volunteers. The art: space project has been carried out successfully at Regent’s Place since 2006, with young carers visiting the site and creating pieces of art to be displayed on the estate with the help of local artists.
Over the last 6 years, over 320 vulnerable young people have been given the chance to express themselves and explore their creativity, whilst interacting with peers who face similar domestic situations to their own. The success of the project is clear as 85% of young carers said the workshops had made them feel more confident and 95% of young carers felt they’d learned new ideas and skills.
The competition for this award was tough, with an extensive list of shortlisted projects in the South East, so we are particularly proud to be awarded the Big Tick.