A NEW art installation celebrating dignity in care will be unveiled at Bywell Hall next month.

The ‘in progress’ artwork has been designed by artists working with people with brain injuries and their families, friends, carers and professionals.

It is part of the Dignitree project which promotes the Dignity in Care campaign, led by the National Dignity Council, which focuses on changing the culture of care services and placing a greater emphasis on improving the quality of care.

The project is a collaboration between Fine Studios CIC, based in the Scottish Borders, artist Karen Rann, Bywell-based specialist brain and spinal injury group JS Parker Ltd and Allendale Estates, with the project being funded by Arts Council England National Lottery Funding.

Creative sessions have been held throughout the North-East to create hundreds of ‘leaf-lets’ or leaf-shaped structures in easy to manipulate materials including glass-wax, edible paper and clay.

JS Parker Ltd has been encouraging its clients and their families and friends, staff and support workers to make a leaf for Dignitree, and to write on it what dignity means to them.

The unveiling on February 8 will be an opportunity for everyone who has been involved to see the results, as well as giving those involved in the project a chance to see how their next phase of work will fit around it.

The finished artwork will be unveiled on April 3.