We’re very pleased to announce that Mind the Gap has received £9,600 funding from National Lottery Awards for All for a new project called Mind the Gap Social Club.
People with learning disabilities have been among the most socially disconnected during the pandemic but Mind the Gap has continued to engage with our students and Artists over the past year through regular online programmes. The funding for Mind the Gap Social Club will enable us to reach out to more people with learning disabilities who haven’t had the same opportunities.
Running over the summer for 10 weeks, this new online programme will provide creative activities for 20 people with learning disabilities from the Bradford district. The Social Club will also provide a fun and safe environment for new social connections to be made, with the aim of improving wellbeing.
Attendees will have a go at gardening, cooking and creative activities, and will receive everything they need to take part through the post. We’re also offering support to enable internet connection or offline alternatives so that digital access isn’t a barrier.
We hope that this online pilot will lay the foundations for the Social Club to continue when we are able to be in the same room together. Until then, this new programme will enable us to understand activities people enjoy and establish relationships with local people.
Keep an eye out for more information coming soon!