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Nick works as a community artist. Specialising in working with disenfranchised groups and individuals in areas of high social need.

He set up The Pioneers Arts Group which was based in South Wales and in a 25 year period worked with tens of thousands of people. Creating large scale art works in a wide range of materials from paint through mosaics to stained glass.

He is an expert in the use of ‘creativity’ which he defines as not being dependent on just one skill or art form, but the creative use of many art forms to enable individuals and groups to tell their stories.

He has written a trilogy of books about creativity, details of which can be found HERE

He is able to run and deliver workshops on creativity and especially the importance of creativity and leadership. If you are interested in booking him, please contact: or phone on: 07814 986672

At present he works on a part-time basis with Valley and Vale Community Arts to deliver a 3 day course called Person Centred Creativity which is suitable for care workers and other health professionals, details of which are below:

Course overview
The course is designed to provide social care and health workers with an understanding of person centred creativity as an effective social intervention. The training provides the skills and knowledge required to produce enriched care plans that reinforce individual identity and foster reciprocity in care. The course provides a range of techniques that can be used in 1:1 and group contexts, these address and promote self-esteem, self awareness and self confidence in both workers and recipients.

Course content
The relationship between creativity and wellbeing
The evidence base for innovative working
Experiential group work, understanding the process from the recipient’s perspective
Creating safe environments
Designing, implementing and evaluating creative programmes

Method of delivery
Taught over 3 days the course is based on experiential learning with delegates developing a toolkit of practical creative activities that can be used with a wide range of service user /client groups. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience.

Learning outcomes
Understanding the use of intentionality in creative interventions

Understand own role in person – centred planning
Be able to design creative programmes that promote Active Support
Be able to facilitate therapeutic group activities

Pre-training requirements
No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants do not require any particular artistic ability

Who should attend?

Multi-sector practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, private, voluntary and public sector workers.

QCF Health and social care diploma mapping
The following Level 3 units are covered by the course:

    Individual learning outcomes are covered from the following units:
      Attendance Certificates will map to the above Units and Learning Outcomes

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