Direct Payment and Self Directed Support – Creative Arts Sessions

Self-directed support is a sum of money allocated to you as a result of an assessment of your needs by social care services. It means that you can choose and take ownership of what you do with your time, select the help that you want and from whom. Anyone aged 18 or over who is eligible for social care support can use this system to get a personal budget and the help that they need.

Find out more about personal budgets at the Mind website.

City Arts offers a range of therapeutic arts sessions and welcomes people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and individuals who are receiving health care in the community. The creative workshops aim to help with the reduction of social exclusion, stress and anxiety and promote positive health and well-being and support personal development and growth.

No previous experience of the arts is necessary and the aim is to get involved, participate and express yourself !  All sessions are structured and facilitated by professional artists to support your learning and creativity.

Arts activities differ each week and may include drawing and painting, textiles, pottery, print making or photography. Activities can also be tailored to respond to individual needs.

People attending the programme regularly comment that they benefit greatly by taking part, especially in terms of having a ‘safe place’ to come to, making new friends and experiencing peer support.

There is a charge for this programme, please contact Kate Duncan our Creative Programme Manager for more information: kate@city-arts.org.uk Tel: 0115 9782463

We are a credited provider in the social care sector

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