A Swindon-based charity
is continuing to offer support to the local community, despite having to temporarily
suspend its usual services.
to support the clothing needs of individuals with disabilities and those with
limited dexterity through a personal tailoring service.
In order to prioritise
the health and wellbeing of staff and service-users throughout the COVID-19
crisis, Dressability has been unable to provide its core services to users. However,
the charity’s team of dressmakers were still determined to offer their skills
and have instead turned to the production of facemasks for donation to local
Also keen to offer
their support, the charity’s team of volunteers have been busy creating special
washing bags to enable the uniforms worn by carers and medical staff to be
safely stowed away at the end of their shift, ready for washing and with no
risk of contamination to others.
for Dressability said, “With both products in much demand and the ongoing thrum
of sewing machines demonstrating more traditional skills still have an
essential role in these technology dominated times, we are looking forward to
things returning more to normal and being able to resume delivery of our
“Most people take
for granted the ability to access clothing reflecting their personal
preferences and manage the processes of dressing; it is often not
straightforward for people with disabilities, limited mobility, sensory
problems or physical difference. This can cause anxiety, creating dependency
and seriously impacting levels of social participation.
addressing issues with fit, fabric or fastenings, the team at Dressability aim to empower our
clients of all ages to see beyond their disabilities, through providing access
to clothing in which they feel comfortable, confident and secure.”
The charity is
keen to develop and expand the delivery of its service. For further information
or to make a donation visit the Dressability website.