Creative Hands foundation (CHF) is a charity set up to empower and equip underprivileged young people and adults with visual art, craft, music and dance skills through practical workshops and volunteering opportunities.
At Creative Hands Foundation, we use visual arts and crafts as a tool to improve the well-being of young people and adults and enhance their personal development.
We also run dance-keep-fit classes to support the older people to promote good health, prevent loneliness and improve psychological well-being of our community members.
We work to unlock the creative potentials of young people and adults to gain professional skills enabling them to strive as future leaders and creative entrepreneurs. Our team of professional artists, educators and community development workers are adept in developing innovative bespoke workshops and projects that inspire, challenge, transform people making positive contributions to their lives and communities.
Our projects promote and support individuals/groups creative skills as well as raise the goals and aspirations of the community and beyond addressing the barriers of under-achievement and non-economic growth.
The sessions are animated to help convey our enthusiasm and interest about art and design interactivity, creativity, expression and communications.
We have recently opened a new Artist Hub in Leyland working in partnership with NHS Lancaster Care NHS Foundation Trust. This will enable us to work with the local people to raise awareness about our activities aiming to tackling isolation and prevention, and resilience building particularly around mental health.
The vision is to provide opportunities for all people in in South Ribble to take part in arts and crafts activities and achieve their full potential.
Inspiring Change Through Art
“Your artists created a relaxed atmosphere which encouraged everyone to engage on their own level. Their enthusiasm was infectious, but they also paid close attention to health and safety considerations which is always important when working alongside children with learning difficulties. I would have no hesitation in recommending your organisation”
Sally Burston Deputy Head – Delamere School, Flixton.
“We were very happy with the way that Creative Hands Foundation delivered Valuing Women’s Worth project which was Oxfam funded. This project made a recognisable impact on the lives of the women involved by increasing their confidence and self-esteem”
Sophie Fosker – Programme Coordinator, Oxfam