Photo showing yellow tissue paper wrapped over something, with a large round light orange sticker with FUTURES OF CARE written on it.
Futures of Care visual identity by Soofiya

Creative Care Toolkit Packages

In response to workshops where young people in East Kent considered “what could you invent to better care for yourself and others?” Futures of Care artists and partners designed items to be included in Creative Care Toolkit Packages.
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As well as these specially made artist items, the Care Packages contained the Futures of Care “make-your-own” Manifesto by artist Soofiya and young people at KRAN as well as other surprise treats.

The packages were distributed to 180 Young People across East Kent just before Christmas 2021; some in interactive workshops with youth leaders, some delivered to doorsteps. The young people include 30 young people at Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN), 120 young carers via Dover smART Project and 30 young people in Pie Factory Music youth groups.

In 2022 People United will continue to work with these groups as part of Futures of Care. We’ll get to find out what those who received them thought of their packages and collaboratively build ideas and inventions for new ways of caring.

Artist-made Items

Chloe Osborne

Jemma Channing

Maria Amidu

Becky Vincer

What else was in the packages?

The packages were filled with a range of surprise items. They were all chosen in response to the initial workshops with KRAN where we explored our favourite to care for ourselves and others. The items were edible, wearable, creative, practical and tactile. The images below may give some clues as to what they were!

Commissioned by

People United

Funded by

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants
Paul Hamlyn Foundation