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Arts group in Kidderminster boosts quality of life
7:20am Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
AN arts group has been taking place for adults with learning or physical disabilities in Kidderminster.
Chipp shop, which stands for cultural and heritage in partnership with personalisation, aims to provide fun and creative activities for people who use adult social care services including those with dementia.
The group has been holding weekly sessions in Kidderminster Town Hall to encourage adults to interact with other people with similar challenges, as well as helping them learn a new hobby such as drawing, dance, drama and writing.
Paul Bardell, who uses the service, said: "I really love the colouring, especially clowns, circus and butterflies. The best part of coming along to Chipp Shop is meeting other people and catching up with friends."
Chipp Shop is ran by Worcestershire County Council ’s adult and community services directorate which is also responsible for adult social care.
Steve Wilson, who leads the arts team said: “It’s about providing fun and creative activities for people who might not always feel that they have the same opportunities to get involved in such sessions in their community.
“Getting out, meeting new people, establishing friendships can have a really positive impact on people's quality of life."
Weekly sessions begin again on September 28 on Fridays from 10.30am.
For more information call 01905 765754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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