More About The Provider
Description of Service
Hartlepool's community art studio, Hartlepool Art Studio Ltd (HASL) is a not for profit organisation located in Park Road.
It has been hugely successful in the town for many years and this year sees them celebrate 10 years of helping local people recover from mental ill health and a life of loneliness and social exclusion to a life where new experiences are just a short journey away.
The Studio has evolved from an arts therapy centre to a centre that provides Condition Management in the community; however, art is still the main stay of the project enabling many people in improve their well-being as well as their artistic talents.
"As a user led organisation, we have created a non-medical, non-municipal haven for people who want to learn new skills and develop creativity", said Mr Colin Thompson, Project Manager. Mr Thompson highlighted some of the huge successes the project has achieved including getting over 20 people back into employment. "We have a great team of artists and volunteers in both our studio and our gallery in towns Middleton Grange shopping centre, we would not be able to have managed all these successes without the team so it's thanks to them but credit must also be given to the service users themselves who have worked so hard to improve their own conditions. We have invested heavily in training since last year and now the project ensures that anyone that would like to volunteers is skilled at Mental Health awareness, in fact the project has just had a cohort of over 15 gain an accredited qualification.
We also provide support and learning for all of our Service Users - so anything from Literacy to Numeracy and even to cleaning principals.
Types of Service Provided
Client Groups Served
Age Ranges Served
Various packages are available via a Direct Payment (personalisation budget. We can tailor this to your needs and requirements. However, if you are not eligible for this (we can help with the assessment process, you can pay the yearly fee (currently £55 and a daily session fee of £7.00. Where will you get value like that £1 per hour!
Tuesday - Friday, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Physical Environment Accessibility
Are your premises accessible?
Do you have accessible/disabled toilets?
Yes, wide doors and grab rails
Could you provide a BSL interpreter?
You you cater for religious/cultural needs?
Is a referral required to access your service?
Please give further details
Whilst we say yes, it's a self-referral but a doctor or other support agency can refer in.