Writing has been a part of my life for many years. I've written:
- factsheets, guides and leaflets
- annual reports
- web pages
- evaluation, development and research reports
You can see some of these examples in the small photograph, above. You can see a list of publications here.
I've had 3 books published (main photograph, above). I'm a member of the Society of Authors.
Sometimes I write on my own - here's a blog page I wrote for Community Catalysts' 2021 project, Valuable and Vulnerable, on which I'm the project's storyteller.
Sometimes, I write as part of a team. For example, this series of reports was co-written with Imogen Blood and Mark Robinson for the 2020 interim report on the Arts Council of England/Baring Foundation's 2017-2021 programme of arts projects working with older adults, Celebrating Age.
How can I help you?
- Writing stories from someone's life
- Supporting you to structure and write a story from your life, or refine it through editing
- Writing blogs or articles for your organisation or your project
- Researching and writing reports, blog pieces, or articles as part of evaluation work
- Writing short reports based on individual stories, individual interviews, or group discussions.
Here are some more examples of work that includes written materials. Some are from a few years ago but I've included them to give an idea of the range of written work undertaken:
In 2019, with Imogen Blood and Mark Robinson, a report on the evaluation of five digital arts and older people projects, for the Social Tech Trust and Baring Foundation.
Also in 2019, interactive digitial stories from four older households on the meaning of home, for Care & Repair England. Here's one example, Jadine's story
In 2018, a guide to hints and tips for storytelling, for the Local Area Co-ordinator's Network
In 2017, people's stories about their experiences of home care for Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)'s website
In 2016, I co-wrote, with Imogen Blood, a report from interviews with people aged 55+ about their stories of mental ill health and services, for Age UK.
In 2015, I wrote some 'Quick Guides to the Care Act', for Age UK and for NHS bodies (Clinical Commissioning Groups).
In 2014, I developed materials for local Age UK partners - mostly online, for internal use - around care navigation services, including video and photographs.
In 2012 and 2013 - a guide to evaluating services for people with sight loss (for Thomas Pocklington Trust); guide for Age UK partners on developing hospital discharge/hospital aftercare services (for Age UK); articles for the journals Elder Law Report, and Housing, Care and Support; an essay for ILC-UL on sisterhood and older women (www.ilcuk.org.uk); sections on paying for care for the Social Care Institute for Excellence's website (NB these pages are no longer online); social policy paper for the Centre for Research on Ageing at the University of Southampton.
You can find a list of published work here.
I also have an MA in Creative Writing and Personal Development from the University of Sussex - and I write fiction. If you would like to find out more about my fiction writing, please visit www.lornaeasterbrook.com.