Rhiba’s got Christmas in the bag


A Cardiff woman who uses art to help her manage a mental health condition has created a line of Christmas accessories.

Rhiba Rendell, who lives in a supported living service in Roath, has crafted a series of exquisite gift bags, cards and knitted baby wear.

Talented Rhiba, whose art work was recently on show at the Gate Gallery in Keppoch Street, says Christmas is her favourite time of year.

Said Rhiba: “I set myself a challenge this Christmas and I’m really thrilled with what I’ve managed to produce.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute. I find working on art and craft projects really therapeutic and I’ve had some lovely compliments.”

Rhiba is being supported to live an independent life at the Strathnairn service run by award-winning care provider Regard.

The 43-year-old has an A Level in art and began a foundation course to further her study, but has had to take a break because of her condition.

Service manager Kelly Prosser said: “We are constantly amazed at the beautiful arts and crafts Rhiba creates.

“She is very artistic and puts a huge effort into everything she does. She finds it very rewarding and it helps her to relax.”

Regard is the UK’s fourth biggest provider of care homes and supported living services, and recently received a ‘Gold’ Investors in People award. Find out more at www.regard.co.uk.

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