We’re launching our Creative Hangout project; a series of free creative workshops for young adults (aged 16-25) from Halton who have learning disabilities and/or autism. The focus of these sessions is to enhance the emotional wellbeing of young adults through a range of fun, digital and creative activities and to provide opportunities to socialise with friends old and new.
Creative Hangout session topics are determined by our participants. We’ll start off week one with one of our most popular sessions: stop-motion animation. After that, we’ll be led by the creative decisions of our participants. We ask the group what they want to try at the next session, this way participants get to try out new skills or get to hone the creative skills they most enjoy.
The past few years have been tough for everyone, but the pandemic has been especially challenging for those in our community with additional needs. It is more important than ever that young adults with additional needs have ample opportunities to socialise with their peers; be involved in positive experiences and have access to a variety of creative ways in which to express themselves.
The Creative Hangout sessions are made possible thanks to funding from Halton Borough Council.
Who can get involved?
For this project, we’re looking for people who:
- Are aged 16-25
- Live in Halton
- Have a learning disability or autism
- Would like to get together with other young adults to socialise and be creative
There are a maximum of 10 places available for participants in this project.
How much does it cost?
Creative Hangout sessions are fully-funded by Halton Borough Council, making them free to attend for all participants.
When does Creative Hangout start?
This project is made up of six, weekly, 2-hour sessions. The sessions will be held on Monday afternoons from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
- 30th January
- 6th February
- 13th February
- *one-week break over half-term – no session on 20th February*
- 27th February
- 6th March
- 13th March
Where will the sessions take place?
Ashley School, Cawfield Ave, Widnes, WA8 7HG
Participants do not need to be a pupil at Ashley School to get involved in Creative Hangout.
How do I sign up?
To book a place on Creative Hangout, click the button below to visit the Eventbrite.