What we do and how we operate
We deliver photography experiences, including training, workshops and exhibitions.
We work through Partners - professional and health organisations such as Social Services, NHS, medical centres, charities (e.g. MIND), therapists and community organisations.
We are photographers, not therapists, and do not need to know the health or social circumstances of Participants - the people we work with. They are chosen for us by our Partners.
Our Partners may identify people at different stages of illness. Therefore, we provide services for early intervention, during/ending treatment, or post-treatment and needing to keep well.
We identify and train Volunteers. Our Volunteers deliver training to Participants identified by our Partners.
We provide the Curriculum and Training Materials for delivery to Participants by our Volunteers.
Training, projects and events are done at the premises of our Partners or sites approved by them as safe environments.
Generally we anticipate class sizes of no more than 6 Participants at one time, 4 being more usual.
We operate a Feedback Loop for our Partners and Volunteers to help us improve our model and materials so that they may be rolled-out more widely.
For Participants who do not have or cannot afford appropriate equipment, we supply donated or sponsored cameras and other equipment (but not mobile phones).
Our activities are financed mainly by public donations.