Our Projects

National Lottery Community Fund Supports Sharing Stories Together Project: Working with Day Centres in East Lothian

Sharing Stories Together is a project designed to reduce social isolation for elderly people in day centres across East Lothian. Sharing A Story CIC has been awarded lottery grant funding to work with day centres in Dunbar, Gullane, North Berwick and East Linton.

The sessions will focus on engaging the group and building relationships through the sharing of stories. Sharing A Story CIC will design a project for each day centre and deliver 12 sessions to each.

 

Foundation Scotland Award for Working With Women Affected by Domestic Abuse

Thanks to the support of Foundation Scotland we are now able to work with survivors of domestic abuse over the next 12 months. Lorna has run several successful pilot projects for Women’s Aid East and Midlothian and has seen at first-hand the difference these creative writing sessions can make to individuals health and well-being. Sharing A Story CIC will now run a series of free workshops for service users at WAEML which start in October 2019.

The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive: 

  •  "I felt like part of a team and that we all had good answers."
  • "I enjoyed the conversations and learning to get in touch with how I feel and to own my feelings and not be afraid."

 

Book Week Scotland

We were delighted to be a Book Week Scotland Partner for Scottish Book Week 2019.

We ran two events during Book Week Scotland: a Storycafe for Women's Aid East and Midlothian and writer, John Killick, visited Dunbar Dementia Carers' Support Group.        

 

 

Sharing A Story’s aim is to focus on working with groups of people in the community who face loneliness, social isolation, mental-health issues including depression and low self-esteem. Everyone has the ability to write, sometimes all that is needed is a bit of encouragement and direction. We are happy to work with groups or individuals and can tailor a programme to suit specific needs. Please get in touch if you have any questions or want to enquire about Sharing A Story running sessions for your own organisations.