These closed events were to be led by Weaver Sarah Henderson and former GP John Ennis. Devised by John Ennis, Jo Kessel and Eilidh Young with the support of Luminate and Age Scotland and in collaboration with Sarah Henderson and local residents. Using a simple weaving frame and led by a weaver experienced in workshop delivery, we hoped to enable productive time together for people and their carers in calm surroundings utilising a tactile sensory activity known to ease anxiety.
Our timeframe did not permit the establishment of a local residents group. We were able to attend training sessions and to provide a visit and curator tour for the the Living Memory group in Leith.
We acknowledge the value of maker activities in the well-being of participants. Our Well-Being Workshops were part of broader commitment by GP Journeys in Design to facilitate well-being initiatives linking making skills and vulnerable groups.
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