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Creative Connection

by Kate Cottam in Southport, England, United Kingdom

£125

£2,730 target 11 days left
4% 5 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th December 2020 at 11:59pm

Activity parcels for those in the community who are at risk of worsening loneliness and isolation due to shielding for a prolonged period.

by Kate Cottam in Southport, England, United Kingdom

People living with reduced mental health sometimes feel like they don't have the energy to get out of bed, let alone socialise or even care for themselves. Connecting with people is vital for healthy wellbeing, and pursuing craft is a great way for people to feel part of something more worthwhile, building communities and giving new opportunities and purpose. From our own personal histories of living with mental health problems, we believe that lived- experience provides us with an empathy and real understanding of the people we work with and the challenges they face. Many of our project beneficiaries care for loved ones living with dementia which is particularly challenging in ordinary times, let alone during the Covid 19 pandemic. Whereas respite care can be available to alleviate pressure on full time carers, in the current circumstances carers are facing the extraordinary challenge of caring in lockdown 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is especially difficult for older people who have their own health issues. We want to deliver activity resource boxes to those in our community who are at risk of worsening isolation and loneliness due to lengthy periods of shielding and freedom restrictions. We will provide plentiful supplies of quality, varied materials in each box. We feel the project will provide an outlet for people to be distracted from doom and gloom, to feel connected to one another through taking part in activities at the same times each week and feel unified, purposeful and proud again.

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Complimentary Activity Boxes

An activity box containing 2 craft activity kits each costing £8 Up to a total of 20 boxes

Let's make 'Creative Connection' happen

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