Their aim is to provide information, local social interaction and mutual support topeople who have received a brain injury, their families and carers.They arrange meetings throughout the year at different venues within Cheshire.
Currently Brain Injury and its effects are not widely understood in and by Society. Hip in Cheshire want to increase local awareness of Brain Injured people, their impairments and positive role they can and do play in society.
The project was a 6 week participatory photography project delivered at a community centre in Ellesmere Port. The participants were a group of 8 adults who had suffered from some form of brain injury. The project was advertised to the service users and those wishing to take part signed up to attend.
The main aims of the project were:
The weekly sessions were generally broken into 4 main parts:
The feedback from the group was extremely positive, as was the feedback from the Service provider. An evaluation questionnaire was completed by the participants at the end of the project, a summary of these can be seen below:
Here are some examples of the open feedback provided on the evaluation questionnaire:
"It surprised me how it forced me to think differently about photography and I believe it has been a positive step towards rehabilitation. Excellent camaraderie experience and I would highly recommend it."
"Johnathan has a great style of delivery in terms of pace, good use of empathy, humour and subject knowledge. Well suited to ABI survivors. I've thoroughly enjoyed the course and have personally developed more self confidence and well-being after each session"