“This is such a wholesome and inclusive community. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing and incredible place”
Themes: Social prescribing; skills swap; volunteering; publishing
A creative, ambitious and optimistic person, Tarana has to contend with ill health. She has arthritis and Fibromyalgia which can sometimes affect her mood, memory and concentration.
She was referred to the Centre’s social prescribing service. During their sessions the link worker supported and encouraged Tarana to explore her creativity. She was referred to the Centre’s EastXchange timebank programme where she connected with others and set up jewellery making and arts sessions which she runs regularly at the Centre.
As her confidence built, she joined a creative writing course and entered a competition. This led to having her work published which fulfilled a lifelong ambition. Her book is a collection of stories called ‘Tales of the Forgotten World’. She is now inspired to follow her dream and continue writing.
“The Bromley by Bow Centre is such a wholesome and inclusive community. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing and incredible place. I believe the Centre will grow even better and I hope to continue being part of it.”
For #SocialPrescribingDay, Tarana was interviewed by our Insights team about her experience. Find out how Social Prescribing has impacted her life.