Bringing arts, crafts and training into the heart of communities
The loneliest place can be in a crowd.
By 2025, 2 million people aged 50 or over will experience loneliness (Age UK, All the lonely People 2018)
43% of young people aged 17-25 who had used Action for Children services have felt lonely.
In June 2018 Rainey Community Creations was set up to help tackle loneliness across all age ranges. Through arts, crafts and training, we work with people to help break down the barriers of isolation, introducing new skills in fun and friendly settings.
Old or young, age is no barrier to learning a new art, craft or to make new friends
Art does not have to be expensive, it also does not need to be stressful. By joining our classes you will learn a new art or craft at beginner or intermediate level, see your unique design grow and enjoy socialising with others.
Whether you are 4 years old or 99 we have an accessible workshop or longer course for you to access. Fancy a morning out once a week, we have a course, want to put your child in an accredited art scheme for a week, we offer that too.
If you are feeling lonely, isolated or just in need of a cuppa, we have sessions that we would love to see you attend. For those living with dementia, sensory loss, mental health illness, or chronic health conditions we focus on well being and how art can help ease stress, create relaxation and encourage muscle memory.
We are keen to work with charities, community groups, schools, youth groups and religious organisations to bring accessible arts, crafts and training into the community.
Bring your family, bring your friends, or come on your own.
Our experience also enables us to deliver bespoke, affordable training for both volunteers and volunteer managers. Prior to setting up Rainey Community Creations, the founder, Rachel worked in both national and local charities training and managing volunteers. From small scale projects to national volunteer programmes, Rachel actively encouraged, recruited and supported volunteers who would not normally volunteer. Due to disability, illness, isolation, confidence and mental health illness, (diagnosed and undiagnosed), Rachel put together induction, buddying and support training to enable those who wanted to volunteer to volunteer within a charity or community group.