We set up an art group with residents in William House sheltered housing unit (a part of Wyggeston’s Hospital) a few years ago and our volunteers and staff have supported the residents there ever since.
However, during conversations with the artists there, it became clear that many of them would like to learn new skills on external courses and to bring these back to the group, as well as to try and celebrate all the art that they have created and achieved over the years.
We were delighted to receive a grant of £850 from the Barchester Charitable Foundation to cover the cost of
Now the pictures are out of storage folders, framed and proudly displayed on walls around the sheltered housing unit that they all live in. Residents report learning new skills, improved social connections, a sense of pride in their achievements and enjoyment.