Flags of hope fly at Stamford CourtResidents at Stamford Court care home, in Manchester, which offers nursing care, had the opportunity to team up with CABASA and Sonder radio, for their new project "Flags for Hope". 

The aim of the project was to do some writing and poetry around the theme of ‘Hope’ - created in artistic storytelling workshops by Residents of care homes, and allowing CABASAs artists to create beautiful silk painted flags inspired by the words. 

The flags took 36 metres of hand-woven silk, 104 hours to paint and every detail is placed with intention. 

The flags have just been raised proudly around the grounds of Stamford Court and they will be erected for a week until they go to their next location on a tour around Tameside. 

The flags can spread the image of hope and wisdom of the older generation, in these modern uncertain times. 

Residents Sean, Joyce and Elizabeth enjoyed posing for photos with their flags and talking to the artists about the creation process of the flags.

One of the Residents commented, “They’re so colourful I didn't think they'd be so tall!”

Carer Sophie and Activities Coordinator Caitlin commented, “Our Residents who took part were overjoyed seeing reflections of themselves and their own words in art form.”