A new arts and craft group has been formed in Widnes with the aim of becoming self-sustaining by selling the items it makes.
Residents at Barkla Fields, one of Halton Housing’s extra care schemes in Widnes, have been busy getting creative and crafty in a new arts and crafts group.
Set up thanks to support and funding from Halton Housing, the new group have been creating Christmas decorations including wreaths, table centrepieces and wall hangings.
Sara Davies, housing support officer at Halton Housing, who is supporting the group said: “This is a brilliant initiative which brings together residents of Barkla Fields. The group is made up of residents with various conditions, needs and abilities; promoting independence, an opportunity to socialise, meet new friends and learn new skills.”
Later in the year, the group will be selling their creations to ensure the sustainability of the group moving forward.
Further details of where creations will be available to buy will be released in the coming months.