We are delighted to announce that our first virtual Stirling art café was a real success.

Claire Wyatt, support practitioner, created the idea for an art café, and was happy to see many people join her over Zoom for a virtual drop-in art session.

Prior to lockdown, Claire was invited along to another local art cafe; somewhere people could drop by to create art, all while having a chat over a cup of tea. She was inspired to submit a similar idea to our staff innovation programme, to encourage virtual art connections between people supported. 

Of course, we loved the idea, and Claire received funding to organise a get-together. The session received amazing feedback. 

Claire, said: “Everyone seemed to really enjoy the virtual art session, and made the most of their art packs, filled with creative art supplies, fabrics and colouful paint.

“I was eager to create a relaxed atmosphere, and for those who attended to feel like they were benefiting from art therapy. In the future, I hope we can all be together in the same room, creating things and supporting one another together.”

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: https://www.carrgomm.org/Pages/Category/what-we-do-with-your-money