During the 14 – 18 June 2021, we took part in Learning Disabilities Week 2021and this year’s theme of art and creativity. The week is dedicated to raising awareness and improving people’s understanding of learning disabilities across the UK.
We spent the week sharing stories from some of our services across our website and social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Read on to find out about some of the fantastic crafty and creative activities the people we support have got involved with…
60 Cobham Road explained why arts and crafts are an important part of their activity plans, especially over the last 12 months. Residents have each been able to find their individual passions, whether that’s baking cookies, painting or gardening.
20 Towngate East have been resourcefully crafting using recycled materials! All their crafts were inspired by the Wizard of Oz.
Wendy, service manager, said “I think being creative is great for people’s wellbeing. Actually, some of the staff didn’t even know they were so creative!”
Our residential care home in Yorkshire got involved in the village scarecrow hunt. Residents had lots of fun creating three scarecrows based on the three Brontë sisters, which are displayed proudly in the heart of their community.
Rivers residential care home love getting crafty! They’ve shared some of the creative ways they’ve kept busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jill, a person we support, created a cross-stitch masterpiece as a gift for her family, and residents had a great time making their own scarecrow and pretend campfire.
During the past year, David at The Granary has been busy doing what he loves most, arts and crafts! He recently hosted his very own art exhibition at the service, showcasing all of his beautiful paintings. David dressed to impress and presented his artwork to his fellow residents and the staff.
West Road in Hampshire is full of budding artists who used spring as the latest theme for their wonderful artwork. Their masterpieces included acrylic paint, stickers and even freshly picked flowers from the garden!
St Marks Road in Derby have recently created a brand-new sensory room! David is a resident at 26 St Marks Road. He would love to give you a grand tour which includes his favourite part – the exciting light up karaoke!
Watch the video to see him showing off his skills!
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