Craftivism & Chat Project

Craftivism & Chat is our monthly group for local Deaf and Disabled people as well as supporters of our work and the local community. 

Craftivism & Chat is controlled and shaped by our members and is always responsive to the needs of local Deaf and Disabled people. Merton CIL is a user led organisation and feedback from Craftivism & Chat shapes our services and directs our work. Last year, 100% of attendees rated this group good or great. 

The group provides an opportunity to reduce isolation and loneliness by coming together to create collaborative pieces of art or to have conversations sharing their experiences and increasing wellbeing. The materials created also make our social policy work more impactful, informed and evidence based.

Craftivism & Chat also provides an opportunity for us to work with the local authority and local organisations on co-production work that strives for policy and social change.


Arts and creativity
Connecting with others