Crafting for Good - Creative Wellbeing & Community Activities

Crafts for Men in a Homeless Hostel

Group activities involving crafts for men can be hard to find on a tight budget, and the majority of craft supplies out there are flowery, feminine...

Creativity & Wellbeing with Handmade Cards

Who would have thought that a group of guys in a homeless hostel would be chilling out of an evening making handmade cards?!   We had another 'fr...

Creative Group Activities: Card Making with Supported Housing Residents

After the Christmas break, it was time to re-start the craft classes at the supported housing scheme for homeless people, giving them some creative...

Making Christmas Wreaths in a Homeless Hostel

Making Christmas Wreaths in a Homeless Hostel

When you're homeless and living in temporary accommodation, you're not going to have much by way of Christmas decorations.  

We wanted to run a class where people made something festive for their rooms. It had to be achievable and not involve fancy craft supplies beyond what you find in your average pound shop this time of year. It also had to cater for any number of people who might turn up to the class, with varying levels of interest in what you were wanting to make.