Weaving Project The collective weaving project included people of all creative abilities. On tour at surgeries and libraries around Mid-devon
Upstream presents an innovative and successful approach to identifying and engaging isolated adults in a rural area through stimulating, creative and social activities. In particular, Upstream helps people to stay independent for longer rather than dependent on traditional day services. The project is underpinned by research and evaluation from the Peninsula Medical School that reports transformational change in mood and behaviour and clinically meaningful changes in mental well-being. Upstream has been identified as an example of good practice by national, regional and local government, by the NHS and Primary Care Trusts, and by a range of national and regional organisations from the voluntary and statutory sectors.