Creating opportunities to improve mental health
It was the height of the pandemic, back in April 2020. David MacKenzie knew he had a challenge on his hands. As the CEO of Craigdale Housing Association, his fear was that both he and his team would lose touch with their tenants.
Craigdale staff have a great relationship with tenants, built up over a number of years however many were housebound and in need of support. With all the restrictions being introduced staff were worried about their tenant’s mental health. But at the same time, they knew there was a great deal of creativity within the community.
With support from The Lens, the team at Craigdale worked with two tenants - John Masson and Pat Main - who successfully pitched for £2,500. Their ideas offer opportunities to local residents to help improve their mental health.
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