A £90 Boost Fund Grant from Southchurch Shared Space will be helping ‘Craftable’ to pay their rent.
The Southend craft group known as Craftable is for those who feel isolated because of long-term physical or mental health conditions. You will find them doing a wide range of craft activities including knitting and crochet. More info on their website craftable.org.uk
Shared Space came to hear of Craftable as their leader Jen Snow is also a Shift Leader with Shared Space Southchurch.
Jen says, “By setting up this group we hope to reach people struggling to leave their homes or talk to other adults; to give them a reason to come out once a week, to learn a new skill or practise an old one, and to share with others in a similar position. Crafting doesn’t need to be a solitary activity carried out in isolation; it’s something millions of people have in common, love to talk about, share, and enjoy together.”