Shadowplay provided a platform for volunteers with the Royal Voluntary Service to share their experiences of working with older people in Pembrokeshire.

During a creative workshop session facilitated by spacetocreate in January 2014, a group of 7 volunteers designed and made a set of shadow puppets and scripted two short stories about different aspects of their work.

The process and performances were filmed and can be seen in the 6-minute film below.

The first story explores the experience of Mrs P, whose post-stroke speech therapy was greatly aided by a visiting RVS volunteer and her dog.

The second story documents a period in Billy’s life. Having lived alone and finding himself in hospital when his home was condemned by the local authorities, Billy was helped by the RVS to start a new life as well as retrieving memories from his former life.

Royal Voluntary Service can help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community. To find out more visit the RVS Pembrokeshire webpage here