Voluntary Action South Ayrshire (VASA)
We have had a longstanding relationship with VASA and they were integral in us delivering our first community based classes, within our own studios.
Working alongside Alzheimer’s Scotland Volunteers, we have delivered classes both at Alzheimer community groups and in Crosshouse hospital, delivering our Art in a Suitcase classes to long and short- term patients.
Pre COVID, We took our Art in a Suitcase class to around 35 Care Homes across Ayrshire and East Renfrewshire, delivering our structured Art classes. Now that government restrictions are easing, we visit around 9 locations a month.
NHS CST groups
We work with local Cognitive Stimulation Groups in Troon and Ayr, delivering monthly classes to their social groups.
We presented our Dementia Art class to Level 6 Health & Social care students.
"As part of our therapeutic activity group based in Crosshouse Hospital we were delighted to collaborate with Art in a Suitcase. Their programme was varied, thoughtfully planned and our hospital clients engaged well with the activity. The art practitioners clearly had a lot of experience of working with people with dementia, they were very kind and encouraging. The afternoons flew by with a lot of fun and laughter".
Jill Haigh - Volunteer Co-ordinator for Alzheimer's Scotland
"I like the laughing when we are drawing together"
Student at Windyhall Care Home.
Below - Students at UWS