When we started to work at Cherry Road there was some suspicion about artists coming in to work in a day centre. Recent changes to day centres in Midlothian had led to The John Chant Centre closing down and those people with higher support needs moving to Cherry Road Day Centre. Staff were unsure of the relevance of art to their work and to the people they worked with. They also needed to get used to the new spaces and the people they were working with. We decided to put on a series of workshops for staff that explored the idea of creativity and change. We viewed this way of working as an ‘ice breaker’.