The Forbury Care Home in Leominster are in celebratory mood after being awarded an Arts Council England grant to run a year long community arts project called ‘Everyone Matters’. Working with artist Jeanette McCulloch and the staff team at The Forbury, the residents will enjoy being involved in and working on ambitious and creative ideas including a collaboration with pupils from Leominster Primary School on artworks for their new school. “The pupils are already familiar with visiting residents at The Forbury, but now we intend to have a ‘Buddy’ system so that pairs of children and residents work together, building towards large scale murals, textiles and decorative panels for the school” explains Jeanette. The project aims to link the residents from the Forbury with the wider community in Leominster through a regular Blog, this will also give family and friends of not just the residents but all the staff the opportunity to keep in touch. There will also be a limited edition ‘Forbury Community Newspaper’, which will be distributed around Leominster.