A very special exhibition of photographs taken by residents at one of our supported housing schemes will take to the road next week (8 November).
Artist and photographer Sarah Bourne worked with some of our residents at Library House, Ramsgate, a mental health move-on scheme, to encourage them, in her words, "to think creatively, express themselves and explore the visual aspect of the world around them".
The photographs were so well received that we have now arranged for them to be shown at the five extra care housing schemes that were built under the Kent Excellent Homes for All banner and opened earlier this year.
The exhibition's first port of call will be Copperfields, in Melbourne Avenue, Ramsgate, where the photographs will be unveiled at an opening event that will run from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday 8 November.
Library House is one of two supported schemes built as part of the same £100m Private Finance Initiative and unveiled at the end of 2016.The other is Lantern House, a move-on scheme for homeless people in Ashford.
When the photographs were first unveiled earlier this year, Sarah said it was “amazing to see how much the course has boosted their confidence and broadened their horizons as well as teaching them new skills”.
The exhibitions will be free and will be open to the public as well as to those people living in the schemes. All five of the extra care schemes have facilities that can be used by local people, including a restaurant and hairdressing salon.
The photographs will stay at Copperfields until Friday 17 November and then move on to Beeches, Dover (Wednesday 22 November to Friday 1 December), Spires, Tenterden (Wednesday 6 December to Friday 15 December), Bowles Lodge, Hawkhurst (Wednesday 10 January to Friday 19 January) and Strawberry Hill, Dartford (Wednesday 24 January to Friday 2 February).