Headway Jersey’s craft group create wonderful crafts that are sold in our charity Shop in New Street. The group create beautiful bunting, aprons, decorative hearts and knitted goods and also produce some decorations for Headway Jersey events. The crafts are perfect bespoke gifts for friends and family.
More recently, the Group have also enjoyed working with another charity recently and have been making and up-cycling blankets for Project Linus. This small charity collects handmade blankets made in the community and distributes them to children in the community.
The members thoroughly enjoy the work they undertake during the craft sessions and benefit in so many ways from attending this session. One of our members wanted to share her appreciation of how the craft sessions have helped her regain confidence and skills over the past year she has attended. Initially this young lady’s nerves and lack of confidence prevented her from joining in with the group so she would assist with the preparation of materials and clearing up process. This has very much changed, and now she attends the group sessions every week, and has noticed positive changes in herself.
“We are fortunate to have Tuesday’s Craft Group, providing us all with an enjoyable relaxed and confidence building environment – where kind and patient support inspires creative thinking, triggering memories, and understanding of techniques, projects and ideas.
Alli’s (Craft & Art Co-ordinator) tireless help improves our stamina, social and fine motor skills.
I can hardly believe the progress I have made after starting these sessions – from barely having the confidence to leave the cupboard progressing to home projects and socially gaining enough skills to try employment.Thank you Headway Team as it’s the timeless support, dedicated staff, courses, classes and opportunities that enable us to be the best of who we are.”
Headway continues to develop and provide a variety of rehabilitation and social activities to assist our members to progress in skill, dexterity and confidence.