South Square work frequently with members of the community that find it difficult to visit the centre. We attend local residential care homes and provide creative activities that help relieve isolation and loneliness. This has been especially important over the last few months as community spaces have been closed due to the pandemic.
This winter, we have devised simple, seasonal activities that have allowed us to reconnect after a break caused by the lockdown.
The workshops are a great conversation starter and they allow us to explore the heritage of Thornton. We have witnessed new residents forming friendships, participants marvelling over their new found skills and family members asking for extra materials so that they can do something together as a family.
Recent projects have included making an autumnal wreath, learning about the William Morris stained glass window located at St James Church in Thornton and experimenting with new creative techniques that are easily accessible to those with limited fine motor skills.
The workshops create lots of laughter and our tailored playlists prompt lots of singing. It is always brilliant to see a real sense of achievement when the participants complete their project.
These workshops are kindly funded by The Brelms Trust CIO.