After applying for funding through Carr Gomm Futures, our Forth Valley service is excited to announce the next phase of its Arty Stirling project.

The idea came from Claire Wyatt, a support practitioner who has a talent for all things arty. Project Arty Stirling will aim to spread joy across the Stirling service by creating a large art piece that everyone can contribute to and celebrate. The finished piece will be an accumulation of people’s own individual art work, stitched together to form a collaboration of styles and experiences.

Claire was inspired by our people supported, many of whom created art throughout lockdown for their friends, family and each other in order to stay positive and find a creative outlet during a difficult time.

It became apparent to her how much Carr Gomm meant to people. Therefore, keeping the service connected through everyone’s shared love art, seemed like the perfect way to bring people together.

Claire said: “The people we support love to see each other and are always asking how everyone is getting on. So, it seemed like a natural thing to encourage this sense of a Carr Gomm Stirling community by working together on a fun and creative project.

"What better way than to combine a few of the craft activities our supported people already love with a community activity!”

Did you know?

Carr Gomm Futures is a unique staff innovation programme that demonstrates our commitment to listening to our staff, learning from each other, and maintaining our leading edge in social care.

Learn more about our Carr Gomm Futures programme and ideas submitted by staff here