Textiles Students Redesign Living Space at Hartlepool Youth Homeless Sanctuary
Textiles students Jasmine Yahkup and Rachel Wilkinson are spearheading an amazing community arts projects to redesign the living space at ‘Sanctuary Supported Living’ – which houses homeless 16-25 year olds within Hartlepool. Along with sixteen other students they have painted and designed murals within the communal areas and a large corridor. The students are aiming to complete this wonderful project by the 28th February.
We caught up with student Rachel Wilkinson who told us, “the project involves us managing, designing and transforming 2 storage rooms. One will be a gym and one will be a games room and also the transformation of a communal corridor leading to residents rooms. They gave us an idea of the type of style they were looking for and gave us feedback on their favourite singers and inspirations. From there we have created designs and organised the development of a team of student volunteers to ensure the project runs smoothly and aim to complete 28th February which is looking good at the moment. Initial discussions with Sanctuary Supported Living commenced before Christmas and the project began 31st January. Jasmine created the mural designs for the 2 rooms, whereas I have taken more of an project manager role keeping the schedule running and organising the team.”