The Creative Life Story Work programme is created and managed by Blue Cabin, a charity which specialises in transforming outcomes for care-experienced children and young people. Between 2018 and 2020 Blue Cabin worked with Professor Richard Rose, founder of Therapeutic Life Story Work International, a team of Associate Artists and South Tyneside Council to pilot a new approach to Life Story Work, based on the Rose Model.
And in 2021, Blue Cabin built on what had been learnt to enable two more local authorities – Darlington Borough Council and Gateshead Council – to use Creative Life Story Work to improve the lives of care-experienced children and young people in their areas. This roll-out was funded by What Works for Children’s Social Care.
Blue Cabin and its team of Associate Artists continues to work in partnership with Professor Richard Rose, and are delighted that Darlington, Gateshead and South Tyneside local authorities have invested in this programme and are its inaugural local authority members.
Now, the Creative Life Story Work model is available for local authorities throughout the UK.