Carers Art Group

carers art group

Carers Art Group

Our new Wednesday morning art group for carers got off to a great start last term. From painting to sketching, and even applying transfers, we saw a wide range of mediums being experimented with.

As well as a great place to try out new art skills, participants have told us that it’s nice to have a space to have a chat and a cuppa, we received this lovely message from Hayley, one of our participants last week:

“Thank you sooooo much for today.  It’s been a loooong time since I’ve been able to develop something that was coming from within me and for me and have excellent materials with which to do it.  

Talking of which, we could all choose what we felt we would like to work on and weren’t constricted by choice of, or amount of, media to use or what the end result might be.  There may not be one, other than the pure benefit of what each person will have gained for themselves during the stress-free session; invaluable in itself.  

It was wonderful to have Richard as our teacher as he is so helpful and informative, allowing us to develop our own ‘work’ without controlling it.

I came along as a ‘Newby’ and was greeted with a cheerful smile and made to feel welcome from the start. Life is usually a case of doing what is best for your ‘Cared For’ with very little time or energy left for anything else. To sit down and have someone else make that all so important cup of tea for YOU – means a lot.”

Our new Autumn starts on the 4th September.  If you are a carer and would like to join us or to find out more email or call 0207 405 2370 (option 3) to speak to Hazel. 


Following the advice set out by government on 16th March we have sadly taken the decision to close the majority of our activities for the moment.   Our care provision for members at Millman Street will continue for now.  Our Befriending Scheme will start linking people by phone
The following activities will cease as of today
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Ballet sessions
Pottery sessions
Daily Under 5’s sessions
Media Arts Club
Sport Meets Art
Creative Communications Sessions
Carers Art Group
Over 60’s pottery and creative writing
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Digital Storytelling
Make and Mend group
Like many of you we are thinking hard about how to support the community over the next few months.  We will be in touch with details of what our offer looks like, how you can help and how you can get help.  In the meantime you can also join local ward based whats app and facebook groups organising support – follow this link to see how you can help