Creative Support

Artist Cath Ford worked with Creative Support at the BB1 for Life cafe in Blackburn.

Creative Support in Blackburn provides person-centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs. As part of its Social Inclusion Project, Super Slow Way helped to connect the Creative Support Art Group with artist Cath Ford, who supported and guided the group in reaching their full creative potential.

For the past six years the art group had been running from various venues around the borough and found its home at BB1 for Life, a social enterprise cafe, art and meeting space, set up by Canon Shannon of Blackburn Cathedral.

Debra Gago, Team Leader for the Social Inclusion Service, said: “This is a really exciting time for our artists and we are very grateful to Super Slow Way for supporting our project in such a positive manner.

“We work very hard to promote social inclusion, wellbeing and independence and this will provide a much needed resource in the centre of Blackburn.”

Cath Ford and Creative Support launched their exhibition, Creating Happiness, and a series of workshops on Monday 28th November at the BB1 for Life cafe in Blackburn.

Find out more about the Creating Happiness exhibition and workshops.

View the Creative Support Blog