Looking for volunteers to help fight social isolation

Looking for a way to get involved in your community, help others and have lots of fun this new year? The SpaceCraft is looking for volunteers, and there’s lots of ways to get involved and help!

The SpaceCraft is a new not-for-profit local social enterprise working to reduce the risk of loneliness and social isolation locally, set up with the help of the Brixton Pound. It brings people together to craft a range of beautiful gifts and treats – profits from the sale of products go towards sustaining the project and helping it to grow.

It launched last year, working with local people including older people and people with care needs to create a beautiful range of baby gifts and Christmas gifts. And this year they’ll be working with even more people at risk of social isolation in Brixton making a new range of products, and need local people to come and get involved too!

At this early stage, they’re looking for ideas and energy from local crafters to come help shape the range of craft activities they can offer at weekly community craft sessions – so whether you’re an artist, knitter, card maker, screenprinter, photographer, designer (or someone offering something else entirely!) and you’re happy to share your skills with others locally then please get in touch with Kim – you don’t have to be a professional!

They’re also looking for helpers to come and assist at their weekly sessions in Brixton on Tuesdays 10am-12pm. Sessions are lots of fun and you don’t need any experience to come and help. If you would like to get involved but cannot make these sessions, then please do still get involved as there are lots of ways to be part of the project of this fun and rewarding community project.

Also, if you have experience of running creative sessions with people with disabilities, support needs or limited mobility, please do let us know.

For more info or to express your interest in getting involved, please get in touch with Kim on kim.stanway@hotmail.co.uk or 07950 935 007.