As an Arts-Health for Wellbeing specialist we work with local service providers and the general public, to encourage members of our community of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, to participate in the arts, inside and outside; to gain confidence, reduce social isolation and to challenge social barriers through innovation and integration.


In early August 2019 we launched Creative Futures at Umbrella Arts. Creative Futures is a brand new modern facility in a location steeped in culture and history at Spinners Mill and part of our new Arts Centre.

Creative Futures is for adults who have disabilities, autism, or other neurodiverse conditions, to support them to grow and be an active part of our local community. All learners and members will have the opportunity to gain qualifications up to Level 3. Qualifications will be a wide range including functional skills, independence skills, social skills, friendship skills, community arts, arts management, arts award, photography, printmaking, cultural heritage, animations and more. All pathways are personalised for each learner/member.