The Community Art Studio awarded the Bluebird Care (Bournemouth) Community Grant

Published: 22/05/2019

The Community Art Studio has been awarded the first ever Bluebird Care (Bournemouth) Community Grant.  

The Community Art Studio has been awarded the first ever Bluebird Care (Bournemouth) Community Grant.
Bluebird Care opened its new office in September 2016, and ever since has been working hard to support other organisations across Bournemouth, as well as providing a daily care service to local people.
Melanie Cohen, Owner of Bluebird Care (Bournemouth), said:
“As well as providing care & companionship services to people living in their own homes, Bluebird Care is passionate about supporting community projects and initiatives.
So many neighbourhoods thrive because of volunteers who work tirelessly to run community groups, host events and provide services that benefit others. Much of this work involves supporting older people who, without regular coffee mornings, day-trips, lunch clubs, and community events, would be left isolated at home.”
The Community Art Studio received a cheque for £250 this week in recognition for the work the group does to reach out to members of the community, inspiring them to explore their creative side. Pauline Stanley from The Community Art Studio runs art groups and workshops specifically for people with dementia, those who have had a stroke, individuals with ME and many more. 
Bluebird Care (Bournemouth) was inspired by the dedication of Pauline Stanley who runs the group. They first met when Melanie Cohen read an article in the local Bournemouth Echo. Pauline was losing her premises and was appealing for space in which to run her groups so that they could continue. Melanie offered to help, and they have stayed in touch since. Melanie organises a monthly Community Café, and Pauline ran an art workshop making felt birds with Bluebird Care customers, and other members of the community who joined them.
Bluebird Care (Bournemouth) offers a realistic alternative to residential care by allowing people to stay in their own homes with care and support. Their work can involve one or more short visits a day in order to help with the everyday tasks of life. However, their service doesn’t stop there because longer duration visits are also available, including overnight help and live in care.
For further information about Bluebird Care Bournemouth’s homecare services, please contact the team on 01202 859440 or by email For more information visit