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Case Studies

Making jumpers for chickens to tackle seclusion

Chickens in jumpers!A social craft group in Nenthead are not working on your ordinary projects. To combat rural isolation, they are creating jumpers for chickens. They were awarded a grant to continue their fundraising arts and crafts. [Read more]



Reducing social isolation with art classes for older people

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Prism Arts were awarded a grant from the ‘Live the Dream’ Fund to run weekly creative art sessions for older people. The workshops aimed to reduce social exclusion and to aid carers. [Read more]



Volunteering for NCI is not one sided: “You are a best friend to me.”

Eddie - CE MindEddie Farren volunteers for Carlisle and Eden Mind as part of the NCIP befriending service. For almost four months Eddie met with a service user Larry, before Larry’s death earlier this year. [Read more]




Enabling older people to stay independent in their own homes

Richard Brown and Chris DavidsonWhen 91 year old Richard Brown (right) had a “bit of a funny turn” last November he ended up in hospital for ten days. The former Engineering Services Manager for Carr’s had always been handy around the house, but when he came home he needed help to stay independent. [Read more]





Helping people learn new skills 

Murial Howard and MarionFive years ago Marrion came to Eden Rural Foyer to learn new skills and she enjoyed the social aspect. Now she is a volunteer, transferring the skills she has learnt. [Read more]


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