Independence Trust

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Woodwork Group

Make a handy box from recycled wood for storage or decoration 

pick up some new skills or polish up your existing ones 

Fridays 10.30 -12.30

Weavers Croft,Field Road,Stroud GL5 2HZ

Call 01453 767999

Big Thank You to Alpha Printers.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Alpha Printers for donating a print making machine to our Art for All Group in Cheltenham. 

Watch this space for some of the lovely items they will now be able to produce.

Pictured is Shelley the art tutor and Amy from Alpha Printers.


Don't be left on the shelf!

Our woodwork group recently produced a book case for the local YMCA

Look who popped in to our recent Mosaic and Pottery Group Exhibition!

(Alex Chalk MP and Vicky Hendzel tutor)

We're "Branching Out" (excuse the pun!) 

Flowers grown at our Weavers Croft garden are now being sold as cottage garden bouquets.  Mike Wiseman owner of Fleurs De Rue  (The funky little van outside the Subscription rooms in Stroud) is now stocking our beautiful blooms.

Please call by and have a look.  


Weavers Garden Project 

Nailsworth Farmers Market

Independence Trust with support from the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust have set up a community gardening group and Craft Group at Weavers Croft, Stroud.

Benefits to Community

The projects provide purposeful and meaningful activity for individuals.  The time spent is an opportunity to develop both social and practical skills.  This is crucial for people who are building confidence and also provides a sense of real achievement when reaching goals.  The projects are the beginnings of a journey into learning, gaining and sharing knowledge. 

One client described the project in this way:  ‘a way of being with nature which is very healing, working the land as a team  This fulfils many needs I have as someone with a mental illness’.

How can you support this community venture?

There are two ways of supporting this project.

Donate resources, such as tools, gardening equipment, woodworking materials etc
Donation of a monetary value to the Independence Trust.

Any donation you can offer would make a real contribution to the success of this project and in turn the wider community.

 If you would like further information regarding these projects or would like to visit us call 01453 767999


Weavers Garden Crafts

This is a quiet, tranquil space where our group creates garden crafts.  You will have the opportunity to make Bee Hotels, Bird Box's Decorative Pots or just potter in the garden.

Lovely Feedback from our Work Experience Student Ellie!

In June we had a lovely student from the High School for Girls in Gloucester spend the week with the Gloucester team.  She sent us the following email. 

"I am just emailing to say thank you to you and the rest of the team for a lovely week at work experience. It was very useful and it has definitely confirmed to me that this is the sort of career I would like.

I apologise for the delay in the email, I have been very busy with school work. However, thank you for the opportunity, I have immense appreciation."