Craft Cafe

Craft Cafe

Operating out of a dedicated art room within Viewpoint Care Home in Edinburgh. The Craft Cafe creates a sense of purpose, reduces isolation and provides a therapeutic space which allow residents to feel better connected  

From painting and drawing to jewellery making and sculpture, our Craft Café bridges the gap between care and housing support, creating a vibrant creative space and improving social interaction.

Increased physical exercise, reduced GP visits, improved abilities to self-manage conditions are all evidenced through our award-winning evaluation findings. 

Viewpoint Care Home
Ages: 60+

Learn new skills, renew social networks and reconnect with their communities.

Craft Café Edinburgh, 70 of its members reported an improved quality of life being part of the Craft Café sessions

We are always keen to explore ways we can support others like you in different communities or settings, and if this is something you would like to discuss, please do contact us for a chat about how we might help.

We also ensure that we celebrate your creativity through professionally curated exhibitions, showcases and events that allow your artistic achievements to be shared widely with the public!

Craft Cafe

Craft Cafe

Are you aged 60+ and looking to renew social networks, connect with your local community and grow in confidence?

Craft Café activities are self-directed by members and include a wide range of creative techniques. From photography and painting to knitting and crochet; from upcycling furniture and wood burning to printmaking and sculpture, the list is endless and there is something to suit everyone’s interests.

You will be provided with all the art materials and equipment you need to get involved – as well as support that can help you feel better in body, mind and soul. 

Participating in the arts can improve mental health by reducing stress and isolation and improving self-esteem.

Glasgow
Ages: 60+

Sessions – 10am and 4pm, from Tuesday until Thursday each week, at the Elderpark Community Centre 82 Elderpark Street, Govan, Glasgow G51 3SS.

In 2020/21 Craft Café Govan engaged with 66 older people in the local community on a weekly basis

We are always keen to explore ways we can support others like you in different communities or settings, and if this is something you would like to discuss, please do contact us for a chat about how we might help.

We also ensure that we celebrate your creativity through professionally curated exhibitions, showcases and events that allow your artistic achievements to be shared widely with the public!

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Discover Bernadette’s Story at Craft Cafe

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