Mid Dorset Mencap Art and Self Expression Sessions
Project Category: Registered charity
Mid Dorset Mencap Group In 2018 submitted an application to the National Lottery for a small amount of funding to offer an additional service of “Art and Self Expression” sessions, are application was successful, we started the first course in December 2018, this was proved very successful with 6 clients plus there carers attending, it is our intention to run a further 6 courses in 2019, we are holding a large fundraising event later in 2019 to raise funds to continue running these courses during 2020 and beyond.
By offering the current services with the addition of the “Art and Self Expression” classes we have proven that there is real need locally in the mid Dorset area for services in addition to the statuary services provided by the local authorities and other care providers.
After offering additional services we have demonstrated that our clients are enthusiastic in attending alternative opportunities to those attending local authority day centers etc, it has also been acknowledged that the services we offer are a lot more cost effective than those charges by the local authorities or other care providers