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Training Materials

We have developed a number of training materials which are available now:

Swags & Tails, Valuing good practice in care
A training package with DVD developed by Open Clasp for care providers to highlight the importance of person centred care. Based on our ground-breaking play Swags & Tails created in collaboration with 166 older women, carers and care staff. Visit www.swagsandtailstraining.co.uk for more details and to view an excerpt. Available to buy now.

Embracing Difference: Dementia Care for Minority Communities
A set of films commissioned by North East Dementia Alliance to help people think about some of the issues surrounding people living with dementia from minority communities. Available now as a DVD.

Domestic Abuse and the LGBT Community
A set of films commissioned by the North East Domestic Abuse Project at Victim Support looking at domestic abuse in the LGBT community. The scenes portray snapshots of four people’s lives and acts as a catalyst to raise important questions and discussion points about the vastly underreported issue of Domestic Abuse in LGB and/or T relationships.

Critics Pick "a moving, intimate and superbly acted drama about women’s lives in a British prison" New York Times
★★★★ "Exquisite... Singing with an everyday poetry as if the devising process had unlocked a waterfall of creativity" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A touching, empowering work that hits the hat-trick of great script, direction and performance" The Stage
"Open Clasp is truly a treasure of the north east that must be supported and encouraged to become a treasure of the nation" British Theatre Guide
"Open Clasp have the balls, the brains and above all, the sense of humour, to tackle issues in a fresh and beguiling way" Metro
"Open Clasp’s work shows a grass roots radicalism and genuine commitment, coupled with professionalism" British Theatre Guide