Sewcial Prescribing at Abbey Stadium

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarSew Positive

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Description

Sewcial Prescribing at Abbey Stadium

This is a 10 week course aimed at older adults facing social isolation, booked direct or through your Social Prescriber/link Worker if you have one.

For the purposes of the Fixometer, all our mends and work from this course goes into this event please!

Activities we will do in the sessions:

– Making a lampshade from recycled fabrics

– Basic mending skills by hand

– Embroidered bookmark

– Slow stitching sashiko (Japanese patterns on denim)

– How to use your new skills on project we choose together.

– Eat cake, drink tea, be creative and laugh together!

The programme runs for 10 sessions from Wednesday 20 September, weekly 2-4pm at Abbey Stadium Community Rooms, courtesy of Cambridge United (venue and time TBC). This is prioritised to those over age 65 who would like to feel more socially connected, but we are also able to accept people under age 65 too who would benefit from the course. We have close relationships with the Social Prescribers/link workers based at GP surgeries near to the venue in Abbey, East Barnwell and Bottisham, but we are happy for participants to attend from across Cambridgeshire if able to get to the venue.

Places are free, and prioritised for people experiencing social isolation*. We hope you are able to enjoy as many of our sessions during the course as possible to maximise your learning potential and social connection. You don’t need any sewing skills or a machine!

*Social isolation may be classed as one of the following factors; older age (over 65), ill health (physical or mental), discrimination, refugee status or seeking asylum, relationship or family breakdown, poor housing, being a victim of crime, or as a rehabilitating offender, unemployment, financial hardship.

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Cambridge, UK

About the group

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Sew Positive

Sew Positive is a unique UK charity helping people mend, repair, upcycle and repurpose clothes to calm the mind, improve mental health and well-being, and help our planet. We build communities of like-minded people who face social exclusion. Our activities contribute towards a more sustainable and climate-positive approach to textile waste.

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