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Ways with Willow CIC




St Austell Community Church
St Blazey Road
Cornwall PL24 2HZ

Mobile: 07712 151875

Email: info@wayswithwillow.co.uk

Website: http://www.wayswithwillow.co.uk

Ways with Willow CIC creatively work with both dried and living willow to promote the personal development and employability of individuals who may not otherwise have access to such opportunities; drawing on personal experience to encourage social inclusion, improved confidence, social skills and physical and emotional well-being.

Ways with Willow CIC was founded by Sian Hill in 2012, to provide creative opportunities for disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout Cornwall. Sian realised the health benefits of working with willow after fleeing an abusive relationship, and she wanted to provide opportunities to help improve the lives of others.

Before the demise of traditional crafts and funding cuts within education and adult social care, there were many opportunities available within the community to work with willow. Willow is a tactile and versatile material, and working with it is relaxing, therapeutic and very rewarding. Seeing people benefit from working with willow is heart warming, and the feedback received from participants has been very endearing.

Not only are we passionate about providing accessible opportunities throughout the community, but also encouraging connectivity with the natural environment; the preservation and revival of traditional crafts; and promoting the use of willow as a sustainable material.

We work with:
Day centres within adult social care
Adults and children with learning disabilities
Adults and children with mental health conditions
Anyone affected by domestic abuse
Community groups and projects
Other groups engaging vulnerable or disadvantaged people

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Art forms used:
Visual Arts

Health Conditions worked with:
Physical Health
Mental Health

Arts & Culture
Local Authority
Voluntary Community
Education & Research
Disabled Person's Organisations
Health & Social Care: Mental Health
Health & Social Care: Public Health
Health & Social Care: Residential care

Age groups:
Early Years
Children & Young People




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