Natasha Boardman-Steer

Date: 5th October 2023

Ep 7

Natasha Boardman-Steer on community arts, working in the voluntary sector and her personal journey

Natasha Boardman-Steer is a creative practitioner specialising in health, wellbeing and community engagement. She founded her organisation ‘Creatabot’ in 2010 to provide opportunities for creativity of all kinds to support people to feel better about themselves and where they live. She is currently on the public advisory group for the Health Determinants Research Group Collaboration in Medway and studying for a BA (Hons) degree in Health and Social Care. Natasha brings lived experience to the work she does. 

In our conversation we discussed Natasha’s experience of being home schooled and her early desire to use creativity to connect people. We talk about her creative journey starting at an Adult Education class is script writing at just 15 years old, through to working with communities, in prisons and with people experiencing homelessness.  

Natasha is really knowledgeable and articulate about creative health in community settings and in person centred health care, along with the challenges for freelancers and small organisations, particularly with how public sector services are procured. 

Natasha Steer
Nucleus Arts
Kent & Medway Integrated Care
Health Determinants Research Collaboration 

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This episode was edited by Penny Bell @podcastpenny