alison is a community development project based on the Brookfield estate in Preston. Since 1994 they have been providing creative support for local people to improve the quality of their lives. They use photography, music, film and visual arts to engage people of all ages and inspire self-confidence and greater aspiration & wellbeing.
For the last 10 years alison have also specialised in mental health support for residents on the estate and the wider area. Fundamentally they provide creativity that is ‘in service’ to people – back to the more traditional understanding of artisan, creating something ‘with care’ and that is ‘of use’.