On Monday 14 October Dance4 were invited to present at Nottingham City Care Partnership’s Proud to Care stakeholders’ event. With over one hundred and fifty people in attendance the event brought together professionals, partners and patients who are all connected to City Care’s work across Nottingham.

With time to network at the market stalls, the event included presentations by City Care CEO, Lyn Bacon, Director of Business and Marketing Karen Frankland, Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Tracy Tyrell and Louise Bainbridge, Director of Finance and Corporate Services.

With the theme of being proud throughout all aspects of the event Rebecca Streets, Producer Public Programmes at Dance4 presented information about the continuing developing relationship and past achievements of the partnership between NCCP and Dance4. With information about a new exciting area of research Rebecca described the early stages of a project between NCCP’s Pain Management team and Dance4, exploring how dance and choreographic practices can support patients with Fibromyalgia (severe constant pain), using learning from existing research into Dancing with Parkinson and Dance and Dementia. Other partners in attendance included Nottinghamshire Hospice, who have been working closely with dance Katye Coe, supported by Dance4.

A specially commissioned duet was choreographed and performed by professional dancers Lesya Tyminska and Ella Pileggi celebrating being proud which communicted positve ideas and themes around working positively together.

Keynote speaker Stephanie Reid, Head of Improvement Science and QSIR ACT AcademyNHS England and NHS Improvement led an inspirational presentation about leadership in health, which celebrated the successes at City Care and acknowledge successes within the Nottingham city team.

For more information about the partnership work between Dance4 and City Care please contact Rebecca.