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Purple Patch Arts

Purple Patch Arts is an organisation which specialises in creative projects for adults with learning disabilities.

Our project, which is based in Halifax, offers two types of artistic activities for adults with learning disabilities. The sessions take place during term time.

The activities on offer are:

  1. A Lifelong Learning programme, which combines the fun of the arts with education. We look at history, geography, science, literature and current affairs. Each topic is explored through a mixture of art, dance, drama and music making the Lifelong Learning programme both accessible and fun. Our programmes help people with learning disabilities to improve confidence, communication and self-advocacy skills.
  2. A Feel Good programme, which focuses on health and wellbeing. We use a mixture of movement, gentle exercise and visual arts to help adults with learning disabilities learn about healthy bodies and healthy minds. The programme is always delivered at a level which suits the individuals that attend. Our Feel Good programme helps promote relaxation, positive thinking and self-reflection

Through this programmes, we hope to:

  • Reduce social isolation
  • Increase the amount of exercise people do, thereby improving physical health
  • Develop  people’s communication skills
  • Increase engagement with adult education
  • Increase peoples sense of belonging
  • Support progression into education and training
  • Increase wellbeing and positive thinking
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence
  • Increase self-advocacy skills

Who is this project for?

 The project is for adults with a learning disability.

How do I access this project?

To arrange a free taster session or to find out more information, please contact Bronia, programmes manager  on 07725 041801 or email

Lifelong learning programme

Where: Orangebox Young People’s Centre, 1 Blackledge, Halifax HX1 1AF.

When: Every Friday during term time

Time: 10am until 3pm

Cost: £35 per day

Where: The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds, LS9 9LU

When: Every Tuesday

Time: 10am until 3pm

Cost: £35 per day

Where: Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peters Square, LS9 8AH

When: Every Thursday

Time: 10am until 3pm

Cost: £35 per day

We do not provide personal care at Purple Patch, but participants are more than welcome to bring along any support they might need.

2013/2014 activities

Here are some of the activities undertaken by Purple Patch Arts during 2013/2014:

service user sharing happy stories South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust group telling spooky stories with shadow puppets South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust group doing edible arts South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust













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This project is run by Purple Patch Arts





Telephone: 07725 041801

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Creative Minds is a registered charity in England and Wales number: 1055931-13. Registered office: Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP