Health and Homelessness from a Creative Perspective

8 August 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sparkke at the Whitmore

The Creative Revolutionaries team brings us 2 special presentations by Amanda Stafford, Clinical Lead at Royal Perth Hospital Homeless Team and Michelle Cripps, Director of Centre for Creative Health, Royal Adelaide Hospital about health and homelessness from a Creative Perspective.

We are delighted to be kindly hosted by the team at the newly renovated Sparkke at the Whitmore Hotel. Sparkke is a progressive social enterprise.

For just under three years, Dr Amanda Stafford has been the clinical lead for the RPH Homeless Teams. In this role, she focuses on the need for improved care and coordination between hospital and community homelessness services for health, housing and social support. Alongside this work, the Homeless Team has been able to demonstrate significant financial savings to the hospital system, strengthening the case for further Homeless Teams to be set up across Australian hospitals with significant homeless patient cohorts.

With a background in Education (Arts), Event Management and Philanthropy and having worked across a range of government organisations, Michelle Cripps is well suited for the role of Director of the Centre for Creative Health. Michelle was a Senior Teacher then Tasmanian Education Consultant and a Fellow Lecturer at the University of Tasmania where she completed a Masters in Education. Michelle then moved in to event management taking a strategic events role as Regional Event Consultant for Northern Tasmania through Events Tasmania.

Michelle is now able to combine her arts, events and health skills and knowledge with experience in working in government environments to lead the Centre for Creative Health team.

The bar will be open to buy drinks and for those who are keen to try the menu, the team have offered Emma’s Tasting Menu (pre booking required by emailing for $40 a head.