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Creatabot is a project that connects, promotes and supports creativity. Based in Medway, UK.

Creatabot Funded To Run Project To Help Mobility impaired

CreataboX at Home

Application now open – see here.

Creatabot has been awarded funding from Creative People and Places (Medway and Swale) to run a brand new project aimed at helping people with mobility problems to still be involved in their local arts community.

CreataboX At Home will provide 50 people in Medway and Swale with materials needed to create small pieces of their own choice for the CreataboX Art Dispenser, which is present at many events in the local community. They will be given photos and videos from events so that they can see their contribution is appreciated in the community. 

Additionally if they are on occasion well enough to attend events, then transport will be provided, and they will also be given the opportunity to be given transport to local creative classes if they are able. People will also be given, if they wish, a Crafting Companion – someone who will visit them and provide company and encouragement whilst creating their chosen pieces.

MakingApart from various basic council/government/food services there is little in the UK to help people who are housebound feel involved in their local community, especially when it comes to local arts. Even from their own home they can contribute and be valuable to their local area, and the CreataboX At Home project will help make this happen. 

The project will also support those whose contact with their local community is limited due to mental and physical health conditions.

We will soon be releasing more details as to how people apply to be involved, in the meantime we would like to hear from people who would like to help support the project, especially those who are able to transport the CreataboX vending machine to events (petrol costs provided).

If you would like to help please email Natasha Steer on natasha@creatabot.co.uk 

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4 comments on “Creatabot Funded To Run Project To Help Mobility impaired

  1. Hannah Skerritt
    27/01/2014

    Hiya are you looking for volunteers for crafting companions?? Rbli are working with a range of people who are looking for voluntary opportunities to increase their social and interactive skills so please get in touch if we can marry up 🙂

    Hannah

    • Creatabot
      27/01/2014

      Hi Hannah! Oh definitely yes please! Please email me as that sounds fab!
      Natasha

  2. Dee Hudson
    28/01/2014

    I am happy to volunteer in any way, companion, helper, etc even head workshops in textile and arts & Crafts.

    • Creatabot
      28/01/2014

      Thank you Dee! A lovely crafting companion you would make too! I will be in touch!

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