The National Lottery Community Fund has enabled us to provide free carers respite sessions in the Ribble Valley and Hyndburn to provide respite for families caring for people with dementia.
These respite sessions are held at the Clitheroe Library on the first Monday of every month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We have been super creative with activities over the past few months, such as crafting items from yesteryears out of recycled food packaging. An old pet food box is transformed into a 1960s telephone box, and paper plates are used to make spinning tops, a popular childhood toy.
To commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee, we have created a giant pop art piece. Participants colour sections of the artwork. Because the participant is unaware of what they are coloring, the result is a piece of artwork that is bursting with colour.
The feedback has been exceptionally positive from participants who have attended the sessions.
Rebecca Hewitt, the library’s officer, has kindly supported this initiative and allowed us to extend the sessions that were initially only a one-off.
Carers of people with dementia can use this session as a small break and people are often amazed when they return to see what their loved ones have created.
Initially, we have limited each session to 10 people, but as the groups grow, we plan to add a bigger group. Please book through our events page or the library if you wish to attend. You can also view our ‘Colourful’ work at the Clitheroe Library.
Furthermore, the Accrington Tesco store in Hyndburn will display the Group’s jubilee artwork beginning on May 23rd.
Stunning Artwork by our Group at Clitheroe Library