The Lochend and Drummond Service are working together to find innovative ways people supported can stay connected whilst physically distancing.

A number of people supported have shared their ideas and suggested that they still want to do the things they enjoy whilst respecting Government and NHS advice.

The service have listened to this feedback and are now hosting a weekly art competition amongst other fun activities. The competition was inspired by a person supported who loved to attend local art sessions run by the organisation Artlink, before they temporarily had to close.

This has had a fantastic response, with more people joining in each week to get creative and have some fun in their homes. Every challenge is set by a different person supported to ensure everyone feels involved in the competition.

One of the challenges was to draw what you could see from your window. This produced some beautiful artwork with many of the participants placing the pictures on their windows for people walking past to enjoy.

Roger says: "I enjoy making art and doing woodwork - it gives me something to do. I would like to go to galleries again when the lockdown is finished."

The art competition has inspired even more creativity with Linda Gracie, Acting Service Manager, sharing: “This week we are making postcards to send to relatives who are now unable to visit the service. This will allow people supported to keep family and friends updated on how they are getting on and will hopefully bring them a smile.

“It is uplifting to see the positive attitudes being displayed across the organisation with many people coming together through their love of art.”

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