Pink House Activities
Craft Clubs Community Projects Craft Sessions & Reminiscence
We specialise in working with adults with low-level mental health issues such as stress, depression, and anxiety which might be caused by loneliness, social isolation, or ill-health. We also work with adults who have physical or learning difficulties, elderly residents in care homes or sheltered housing, and in community or healthcare settings.
Our Creative Director, Caroline Kisby, is a qualified adult education tutor. As well as teaching craft classes and workshops for adults, she has spent many years working in healthcare settings with NHS Trusts, residential homes, and mental health charities including Headway, MIND and Rethink.
Pink House Craft Clubs offer a regular creative outlet for adults who may be suffering from mild depression, anxiety, isolation and loneliness. The clubs enable people to meet and make friends while learning new skills. It’s a great way to boost self-confidence and improve self-esteem.
We run our craft clubs in community venues such as libraries and village halls. The sessions are friendly and relaxing. All the activities are easy to do and no previous knowledge is needed. And participation is optional, so we’re perfectly happy if people decide to just sit and watch while they enjoy the company.
When the pandemic began in March 2020, like many businesses we had to make major changes to the way we worked. Not being able to run face-to- face workshops, we came up with the idea of providing free monthly activity bags to adults who are housebound, iisolated or shielding. We started our project in July 2020 and now deliver 60+ bags each month around East Northants.
Pink House has been awarded a grant from East Northants Resource Management Facility to start a gardening club based at Oundle Library. Due to current restrictions and not yet knowing when lockdown will end we hope to start the club during the next few months when the weather is warmer.
At Pink House Arts CIC we believe crafts bring people together. And designing and creating a special piece of artwork for a community space is a wonderful way to channel everyone’s imagination and creativity.
Whether it’s to mark a special anniversary, celebrate an event, or just to enhance a community space, success boils down to teamwork. We can help you plan, design and organise a group project to create something unique for venues such as village and church halls, community centres, residential homes and even healthcare settings.
Our Craft Sessions boost wellbeing. It’s not just about creativity and learning new skills, but about meeting and making friends.
The sessions are always suitable for all abilities and we can adapt them for special needs.
Pink House Arts CIC can organise and run standalone craft sessions, or set up Craft Clubs which meet on a regular basis.
For many older people living in rural areas loneliness has become a way of life. And ongoing cuts to services and public transport have made things even worse.
A lot of villages already organise coffee mornings and afternoon teas for elderly residents and their carers. And a Pink House Reminiscence Event can be a great way to bring some new energy to these.
Combining reminiscence with a social event breaks down barriers. But it’s not just about helping people to remember their past. It’s also about starting conversations and strengthening social ties.