Penny Calvert

Penny specialises in public and staff engagement, project development and planning, interior design and site specific artworks, training, workshops and community links. Penny has more than 21 years experience in the NHS plus community arts projects across a very wide age range. Penny’s key skills and passions are team work; developing creative skills in others; engaging people in shaping their environment and healthcare and developing site specific solutions, projects and products to enhance people’s experience of health settings.

Training: Arts Therapy Foundation; BA Hons Three-dimensional design; Arts, disability and employment; Prince2 project management and a PGCE in the lifelong learning sector.

When Penny’s not at work she’s using photography, design and DIY to capture her favourite places and things, singing, baking or walking the dog at the beach whenever she can.

Hazel Stock

Hazel has over 15 years experience working as ArtCare Project Assistant responsible for organising the monthly Staff Arts Club programme, publicity, graphic design projects and the ArtCare website. Training: BA Drama and Education. Other: Web design using Adobe Dreamweaver & WordPress. Outside of work Hazel enjoys spending time with her family, acting and Pilates.

Lesley Self

Lesley has over 17 years experience working for ArtCare as exhibition organiser and permanent collection curator. Lesley is the ArtCare lead for dementia environments, ICU, Hospice, Quiet Rooms & Courtyards and History archive projects.

Training: ND Art & Design; BA Humanities, Art History and English Literature; MA Museums and Collections Management. Other: Video, new media & graphic design with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier Pro

Lesley is also Director of Hampshire Open Studios and Trustee for Cranborne Chase Landscape Trust. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time gardening and outdoors volunteering with Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Rebecca Seymour


Rebecca has been the Elevate coordinator since the start of the project in 2013. As an Elevate artist on the ward she will help you with light exercises to music that you can do from your chair. The movements stimulate the blood flow and open up your lungs, guaranteed to make you feel better. She also enjoys singing with patients during the vintage musical tea parties.

Rebecca has been working in hospitals as a Dance and movement artist for 7 years and is also trained as a Dance for Parkinson’s and a Dance for Dementia teacher. Rebecca also manages other arts projects for older people living in Wiltshire. She lives in Salisbury with her family and enjoys singing in choirs, swimming, yoga and running for charity.