Creativity Health & Well Being firstname.lastname@example.org www.liverpool08.com A City that had lost its way Low confidence and a lack of aspiration • Highest Council Tax • Poor Inefficient Services and poor VFM • Failing Local Education Authority • Poor Entrepreneurial Climate • Stagnant development market • Low rental & property values • Declining retail offer Capital of Culture Capital of Culture is the rocket fuel to accelerate progress towards achieving the community Vision Liverpool First Vision • For Liverpool to become a premier European City. Achieved by building a more competitive economy, developing healthier, safer and more inclusive communities and enhancing the potential of every citizen. Vision for 2008 • To deliver the best ever European Capital of Culture and leave an enduring legacy for the people of Liverpool The Bid “Liverpool’s bid, crucially, best combines strong central direction, civic leadership, with wholehearted public participation” Wholehearted and widespread participation was central Creative Communities approach proved its value Creative Communities Structure A unique partnership delivering for the whole city Ensuring good practice is shared with strategic partners A national joined up approach both with strategic delivery partners and neighbourhood management service Added Value to Mainstream Priorities Adds extra value to mainstream interventions Activity targets all the shared priority areas agreed between local and central government Creative Communities programme: • Is tackling core regeneration issues such as health, crime and litter. • It dovetails with national and local policies to combat social exclusion and adds extra value to our interventions • It provides a stepping stone back into mainstream society • It is increasing social capital (bonding and bridging) in some of England’s most excluded communities • Is improving community perceptions of the Council Its Not Ok Violence prevention for young people, led by young people Waiting Health and creativity and using culture Coming of Age A structure to deliver a cultural offer to every school Four Corners Neighbourhood decision making Underpinned with an extensive workshop and seminar programme Health is • Not just the professional concern of health professionals but that architects, town planners, sports officers, artists, teachers and many others all have a part to play in health promotion and in the maintenance of well being: most of all, every patient/client/citizen must also join in this adventure. » Dr Malcolm Rigler, GP Withymoor Village Surgery 1982 -1999 Profile of the city Population 2003 441,800 2005 447,500 Economy 6.3% economic output is well ahead of the national average of 5.5% and North West average 5.4% Index of Multiple Deprivation Nearly 60% of Liverpool’s population in most vulnerable 10% in England. Certain wards suffer disproportionally with high levels of poor housing, worklessness and ill health Information from Impacts 08 Liverpool, European Capital of Culture Overall aim To deliver the best ever European Capital of Culture in 2008 and leave an enduring legacy for the people of Liverpool One of 6 Objectives to meet the above To build community enthusiasm, creativity and participation Impacts 08 Cultural access and participation with particular emphasis on direct and indirect participation and engagement with Liverpool ECoC on people’s quality of life and well being. (6 themes) Another story to tell underneath the large Capital of Culture events By bringing creativity, imagination, play, humour, heritage and the arts into individual’s lives, communities and health organisations health and well being is understood as more than medical and scientific practice. It is also about who we are, what we do, with whom and where. Creative health and well-being, Liverpool Echo Arena, May 2008 Through culture and the arts we can find meaning, make sense of our experiences, express our thoughts and emotions, make relationships, discover skills and qualities in our selves; and these experiences provide an opportunity to integrate body, mind and spirit, to learn and to make changes in our lifestyle. Department of Health Targets • Developing more patient centred care • Delivering public health priorities • Asthma • National Service Framework for Older People • Promoting Self Care • Improved healing environments • Supporting staff • Improving education of health workers April 2007 Wider Government Targets • Contributing to regeneration of deprived areas • Creating greater community cohesion • Enabling increased participation and reducing exclusion • Helping people back into employment • Supporting Local Area Agreements April 2007 Well Being North West definition The quality of people’s experience of their lives Corey Keyes Social psychologist Emory University, Atlanta “Positive psychology” “You are not going to understand something as complex as health through one discipline.” “We are living on average 30 years longer than at the start of the twentieth century yet we are not healthier.” a new paradigm – shift from fixing what isn’t working to developing what is working. From languishing to flourishing……………………….. Creativity – the art of possibility Don’t establish the Boundaries First The squares, triangles, Boxes Of preconceived possibility, And then Pour Life into them, trimming Off left over edges, Ending potential A.R. Ammons Health is?