Buy a brick for Radford Care Group

Crocodile House has just completed a short film for Radford Care Group to kick off it's Buy a Brick campaign. The campaign is encouraging everyone to buy a brick for £5 which will go towards the costs of building a new centre. You can watch the film here Radford Care Group was created back in 1968 to enable older people to maintain their independence, enjoy life and belong to their community. They are so good at what they do that they now need a bigger building. They've got the plans drawn which will involve demolishing the existing building and constructing a larger centre in its place, offering carers and users a more adaptable and welcoming space. The proposed design will create a light, airy and flexible facility that will increase the group's potential to support the growing aging population. It will also include a bespoke training centre for local people who are considering a future in care. Read more about the new centre here Radford Care Group - Proposed new design

2016 Spirit of Recovery Awards

Double Impact held it's third Spirit of Recovery Awards on 27th January which celebrates the incredible work that goes on in services and local communities around Nottinghamshire. As usual Crocodile House went along to photograph the event and capture all the lucky winners. Unbeknown to us it just so happened that we were one of the lucky winners, in the category of Creative Recovery. We really enjoy all the work we do for Double Impact and we're constantly meeting remarkable people with inspiring recovery stories to tell. So to win an award for our work is fantastic. You can find out more about all the great work that Double Impact do here: https://www.doubleimpact.org.uk   [caption id="attachment_1007" align="alignnone" width="225"] Creative Recovery Award[/caption]

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Stop Animation – simple, fun and creative

We love working in health and social care but every now and then we get the chance to do something totally unrelated to our specialism. Last week saw us spend a day with an old friend from Armitage Pet Care and their full range of Rotastak products. We decided that a stop animation film would be the best way to fully show off the modular nature of the products. After an hour of building and arranging we were ready. Constructing the full kit first meant that we knew how large the final image would be so we could get it suitably framed. We then worked backwards, carefully removing a piece at a time and taking a photo. Over 70 frames later we had completely dismantled the set up. With a bit of post production tweaking and some suitable music our first stop animation film was born. Our hard work was captured by the GoPro and can be viewed here    

BMA Patient Awards.pdf

BMA Patient Information Awards 2015

The Living Well with Epilepsy series of booklets and films which we created for Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust received a 'Highly Commended' at Monday's BMA Patient Information Awards. The BMA Patient Information Awards (PIA) were established to encourage excellence in the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information. 165 resources were submitted to the BMA Patient Information Awards this year. Ten special awards were made from the rest of the highly commended awards, including two new awards for information aimed at children or procured by NHS trusts. The entry form for the 2016 Patient Information Awards will be available mid December 2015.

Recovery in Nottingham

Recovery In Nottingham – Quality Account

Recovery in Nottingham (RiN) recently commissioned us to create a video for their Quality Account. They wanted something which they could not only show to commissioners but also something that was accessible to other professionals and service users. RiN provides support in 4 main areas: Access, Treatment, Aftercare and the Health Shop. For each of these areas we interviewed a member of staff and 1-2 service users. The staff talked about why they like working for the recovery service and what makes each service so special. The service users spoke about how the services had helped them and what they had achieved in their recovery journey. Rather than just end up with a series of talking heads we decided early on to film with a green screen background. This gave us more options with the style of the finished film. The client wanted a Nottingham feel to the film so we were able to film various Nottingham locations and place the interview footage in situ. One service user had work experience in a kitchen as part of his recovery. So we filmed a kitchen scene and in post production superimposed the interview onto a knife block (see image). Other interview footage appears in the Market Square, on the tram and on the Brian Clough statue. Working with the green screen interview footage in post production meant that we could put effects on the footage that helped to blend it into the scene. It also meant we could make some people  more anonymous if they so wished. The film can be viewed here      

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Video Service – making things easy for you

At Crocodile House we love making videos. Our new 40 second video advert  gives you a taste of what we do. It doesn't matter how much experience you have when it comes to film making. We're happy to support you all the way with your video project. We will help you to create the initial video brief, meet with those involved, and plan and organise the video shoots. We want to make the whole process easy for you. You can be involved as much or as little as you want or your busy schedule allows. Although based in Nottingham we've made videos for clients all over the UK. Recent projects include Supported Living, Recovery Services, Autism and Aspergers, Pressure Ulcer Prevention, and Epilepsy and Learning Disability. We're happy to discuss your needs and offer advice on the best way for you to move forward to get your message heard.

Supported Living

Supported Living – Sharing experiences

Friday saw the preview of the Supported Living video which we produced for Nottinghamshire County Council. In the 15 minute video parents share their experiences of seeing their sons and daughters move into supported living.  The video will be of particular interest to those supporting people in transition from child to adult services.  Council staff will use the video as an information tool to help parents, carers and professionals find out more about supported living. The preview was held at Broadway Cinema and attended by workers from child and adult learning disability services around Nottinghamshire. For more information about Supported Living contact Nottinghamshire County Council

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School of Pharmacy graduation

This week we spent the day photographing the University of Nottingham School of Pharmacy Graduation celebrations. It was great to see so many happy students and proud parents. Well done to you all!

Nursing Times Awards 2015

Nursing Times Awards 2015

The React to Red training pack for care homes which we designed and filmed for the Tissue Viability Team at Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for the Nursing Times Awards 2015 in the category of Care of Older People. The Nursing Times Awards received a record 823 entries from 346 organisations this year. The winners will be announced on 12th November. Since its launch last year ‘React to Red’ has helped to reduce the development of pressure ulcers amongst vulnerable care home residents by over 30%. As part of the campaign, a bespoke pressure ulcer training package was launched, helping to train care home staff in the prevention of pressure ulcers.  Read more here

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Digital Filming – helping people understand

Just had a really enjoyable day filming people in Supported Living for Nottinghamshire County Council. Often people with learning disabilities can be confused about what we are doing and what is being filmed. We really want people to feel a part of the filming process. Digital filming means we can immediately share footage with those involved. This in turn helps them to understand what we're doing. Digital filming also helps us to work at the pace of the person we are filming so we cause  minimal disruption to their day. There's no worry about wasting film. We can let the cameras roll and then do all the necessary editing later.    

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Based in Nottingham, but working throughout the East Midlands and the UK, Crocodile House specialises in working with the Health and Social Care sectors. With our personal backgrounds in Learning Disability we especially enjoy involving service users in projects and always want the creative process to be a positive and valuable experience for all involved. We understand the culture of the Health and Social Care sector. We understand tight deadlines, budget constraints and increasing workloads. We’ll work at a pace that suits you and will undertake project management tasks to help reduce organisational pressures.

We appreciate the importance of finding the time to understand the needs of each client and their target audiences allowing for the effective communication of ideas. We have delivered successful projects within Learning Disability, Mental Health, Elderly, Substance Misuse, Recovery and Probation.

You’ll find us friendly, flexible, personal and professional.

We look forward to working with you.