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Older People’s Project launching in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire

Impact Arts’ Craft Café workshops for the over 60’s opening in four new locations

Free Craft Café workshops are now open in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, in partnership with FLAIR - The Federation of Local Associations in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire, and ROAR – Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire. Craft Café programmes provide people aged 60+ with the opportunity to access an arts workshop and support from an artist in residence. The workshop is a place where they can learn new skills, renew social networks and reconnect with their communities. Craft Café takes place in both community and care home settings.

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The programme offers members a safe, social environment, teaches new skills, reduces isolation and loneliness, improves mental and physical health and encourages joy in later life.

Natalie McFadyen White, Programme Manager said:

“We’re delighted to be working with FLAIR and ROAR to bring this life-changing programme to the over 60’s in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. Craft Café has run in Glasgow and Edinburgh for years, and we’ve found that more than 80% of older people involved reported feeling more confident and connected to their communities. The benefits of this programme go way beyond learning a few arts and crafts skills, so I would encourage everyone who can to get involved!”



To get involved in workshops contact Anne Marie Wilson, Lead Tutor, on 07976623552 or

For more information, please contact Katie Smith or 0141 575 3001.


Tuesday –ROAR Base, Underwood Lane Paisley – 10am – 12pm

Wednesday – 113 Main St, Barrhead – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Thursday – McKillop Institute, Lochwinnoch – 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Friday – Farrier Court, Johnstone 11am – 1pm

Friday - Newton St, Paisley 2pm – 4pm

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