Quarriers Is Keeping People Connected Through Outdoor Art

Social care charity Quarriers is helping people to stay connected during coronavirus through outdoor art.

Staff and people supported by Quarriers Merrybrook Service have created a snake made of stones which they hope will grow with community support.

The initiative was started by Yvonne and support worker, Sam Shanks from the Merrybrook Service which supports adults with a learning or physical disability and a range of complex needs including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and Rhetts syndrome.

They painted a stone to represent the head of a snake and then painted further stones to represent the body and placed it outside the service on Peace Avenue in Quarriers Village.

They then hung a sign on the tree outside the service inviting anyone who is passing to paint a stone to grow the snake’s body and help people to feel connected.

Marie Kirk, Project Manager, of the Quarriers Merrybrook service, said: “We wanted to help the people we support to feel connected with the rest of the residents in Quarriers Village and felt that the snake was a fun project that everyone could be involved with.”

Anyone wishing to decorate or paint a stone to add to the snake is welcome to contribute to the artwork at 43 Peace Avenue.















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