You captured our mother's voice, her true self in telling her own stories and this is what we are most grateful for.June Dawson Moving Story
Moving Story is assisted to June 2022 through Arts Tasmania and Munnew Day Centre to co-produce short documentaries with families caring for a loved one.
Film making captures a moment in time as a precious keepsake for years to come. It brings extended family and friends together to rejoice in these moments of the here and now.
Participants who are able to represent themselves are celebrated as film stars with their family, friends and the broader community.
“A lot of people just see the behaviours, they don’t see the person and how to be able to help them, they just see the diagnosis and I just think it’s a great way for people to make bigger connections”Interim Report Evaluation UTAS
If due to cognitive change or impairment where the participant cannot truly represent themselves, the family share stories that give genuine insight of their loved one and their experiences as the primary caregiver.
These personalised accounts assist home care or residential care in ‘seeing’ the person behind the diagnosis and build rapport between staff and families.
We highly value both the care staff and the families.
Moving story helps care staff with this innovative tool at the pivotal time of new clients transitioning to their care.
Moving Story empowers families to action this creative choice during a time of potential emotional distress.
Their personal stories are a gift of knowledge that paperwork cannot translate. This aims to nurture positive relations and reciprocity between care staff and families to support the clients future health, social and emotional well-being. This supports recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Report 2021.
The work is currently being independently evaluated, led by a team of UTAS researchers to be released in mid – 2022.