Craftivism & Chat Archives
An overview of what took place at past sessions of Craftivism & Chat.
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Craftivism & Chat Sessions in 2023
January 2023 - Money Workshop with Justine Jones
February 2023 - Introduction to Parliment and how we can make change happen
Craftivism and Chat Groups in 2022
7th April 2022 - What Disabled People in Merton Need - A Poetry Workshop
13th January 2022 - Meet the Trustees and #MakeMertonAccessible Showcase
Craftivism and Chat Groups in 2021
September 2021 - Using video and social media to speak up Workshop with Deaf Muslim Artist Sahera Khan
August 2021 -
July 2021 - Your Merton consultation
June 2021 - Let's work together to push for change. Workshop exploring confidnece with Deaf and Disabled leaders
May 2021 - Top tips for attening benefits health assessments with Merton CIL Caseworkers
April - Deaf and Disabled views on health care and services in Merton with SW London CCG and Healthwatch Merton
March 2021 - Vaccination Q&A with NHS Merton
March 2021 - Top tips for managing social care issues independently
Feb 2021 - Mindfulness session and focus group on how pandemic has affected Deaf and Disabled people.
Jan 2021 - Merton's local plan Consultation
Craftivism and Chat Groups in 2020
3rd December 2020 - Let's celebrate Deaf & Disabled People
19th November 2020 - Well Being Catch Up - Staying well in Winter with SW London CCG
5th November 2020 - Connection Poetry Workshop with Disabled Artist Richard Downes
15th October 2020 - Hate Crime Awareness Week
5th September 2020 - Staying connected online through social media with Disabled blogger & activist Emma Vogelmann
August's session was a face to face group that was unable to take place due to a change in goverment guidance
2nd July 2020 - Hate Crime and Neighbour Disputes in Lockdown - What is hate crime, your expereinces and what to do if you need support
June - Well being Catch Up
28th May 2020 - Sharing our GP/Health Services Experiences with Healthwatch Merton and SW London CCG & Top Tips for helping you to Confidentially take part in a Telephone Health Assessment with Senior Caseworker Karly
6th February 2020 - Richard Downes Choice and Control Poetry Workshop
9th January 2020 - Made In Merton's Morris/Liberty Banner Making Workshop at Bee Creative Merton Abbey Mills
Craftivism and Chat Groups in 2019
Following the success of Craftivism and Chat in the last few months of 2018, we continued running the group and growing the project, securing funding from The Wimbledon Foundation. You can read more about the groups throughout 2019 below:
10th January 2019 - Lets discuss Transport/Accessibility/Merton's new local plan and the Sutton Link & Postcard making
7th February 2019 - What Independent Living Means to you and how Merton CIL can support Independent Living with John Kelly & painting a canvas with oil paints
7th March 2019 - Lets discuss disability eqaulity & protest placard making
4th April 2019 - Sexual Health Consultation and Easter Egg Painting
4th July 2019 - Meet Louise from Blue Cross and Amada from QEF to discuss PIP motobility scheme, transport and accessibility
3rd October 2019 - Hate Crime Awarness Week, Neighbour Disputes and Safer Merton Consultation Response.
Nov 2019 -
Dec 2019 - Christmas wreath making workshop and meet the caseworkers
Our Craftivism & Chat groups in 2018
Craftivism and Chat was launched in August 2018.
Following feedback from members, volunteers and supporters, we have given our previous members group a makeover. It is now to be controlled by members and volunteers. You will decide what is discussed. You will have creative space. And, you will have the opportunity to get involved in local decision making.
We piloted Craftivism & Chat from August - October 2018 and secured funding to keep the project going and growing.
You can read more about what took place in the first 5 Craftivism & Chat groups below:
2nd August 2018 - Our first Craftivism & Chat Group - Merton CCG listen to Disabled People's views on local health services
6th December 2019 - Complaints Workshop & Christmas Wreath Making