Founded by professional storyteller, Gemma Gillard, the TBT curriculum was commissioned by the Church of England in 2015 to revive a community playgroup. But, passionate about reviving communities, Gemma worked hard to adapt and expand it to benefit all generations.
TBT has been running in the care home context since January 2019 with results and demand exceeding all expectations, even winning the prestigious Cinnamon Network Project Lab 2019 competition for innovative, community-led social action projects that are making a difference to the health and wellbeing of their communities.
Cinnamon Incubator 2019
“Through the process, I’ve become even more sure that the church network is a solution to a very big problem.”
– Gemma Gillard
We are proud to announce that In January of 2021 TBT was awarded the Community Action Network Community Hero award for our intergenerational storytelling project.
“Our Community Hero in the Spotlight for January is the intergenerational storytelling project, Truth Be Told. A Poole charity founded by professional storyteller, Gemma Gillard”
– Community Heroes