Sussex Creative Challenge with Linda Barker

Find out how you can get involved in Home is Where the Craft is community challenge with Linda Barker supporting the launch of this Sussex-Wide Creative Challenge.

Linda Barker: “Taking part in ‘Home is where the craft is’ is a great way of setting yourself a personal design challenge or getting creative with friends and family while showing support for HOMELINK’s #homes4families campaign. I’m really looking forward to seeing how creative people will be.”

And what's more, not only is this helping the charity HOMELINK, but there are also prizes to be awarded for the following : 

* Best craft newcomer (for under 16s)
* Outstanding Effort
* Best Team / Family Effort
* Judges' Favourite.

What is the "Home is where the craft is" challenge? 

TV presenter and interior designer Linda Barker is supporting the launch of a Sussex-wide creative challenge this summer in aid of local homelessness prevention charity HOMELINK. 

 ‘Makers’ of all ages and abilities are being invited to get creative at home, either on their own or with family and friends, in order to make and donate a handcrafted item for the home or garden as part of HOMELINK’s ‘Home is where the craft is’ community challenge. 

All types and styles of crafty creations are welcome as challenge donations - from paintings and upcycled furniture to homemade quilts, knitted throws, ceramics, mosaics, decorated flower pots and garden sculptures.

Why is there a Challenge? 

It is hoped that funds raised through the ‘Home is where the Craft is’ auction will help HOMELINK to support even more vulnerable families in 2020/21. 

How to take part in the "Home is where the craft is" Challenge - NOW CLOSED

You’ve got until September 21st to submit your finished piece.

I'm off to get planning!!


HOMELINK’s Service Manager, Pippa Grace: “There has been an alarming rise in the number of people recorded as homeless and in ‘priority need’ in recent years by councils across Sussex and we are now preparing for even tougher times ahead. Families with children and parents separated from their children because of their housing situation make up a significant proportion of our clients, with relationship breakdown, mental health issues, domestic violence and the loss of employment all factors that lead them to need our support. Since the Coronavirus pandemic started, we have seen a concerning rise in applications for loans to help local homeless families into housing.” 

HOMELINK is the only charity in the South East of England dedicated to helping families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless into privately rented accommodation through interest-free loans to cover the cost of landlords’ deposits and advance rent. Set up 20 years ago as a direct response to rising homelessness in the Lewes District, HOMELINK helps people in Sussex who need help because they don’t qualify for council housing and/or are living in temporary accommodation but don’t have sufficient savings to cover the advance payments needed to secure a privately rented home.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see what you submit! Love your blog!! Georgina Clare


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