An example of this was demonstrated by colleagues from Asylum Scotland who recently supported an event at the Mother and Baby Unit in Glasgow
A local social enterprise, Art-Ticulate helped the service users design and create a mural made on large sheets of plywood. Each design incorporated scripts from the service users’ native languages and illustrations of things that reminded them of home. This produced a diverse and inclusive piece of art that boosted morale and offered the residents a sense of inclusion as well as providing an expressive and creative activity that was enjoyed by all.
Mears Resident Welfare Manager, Jamie Lee Ward said –
It was amazing to see how invested and proud the service users were over their artwork with a few explaining the way in which they liked how it was something that was theirs and that they had influence over the space showing a sense of ownership
The event also welcomed a local musician. With an acoustic guitar, the musician engaged with both parents and children by playing children’s nursery rhymes such as ‘row row row your boat’.
For lunch, Milk Café, a social enterprise to empower and support refugee and migrant women in Glasgow, provided feta salads and vegetarian curries along with homemade bread.
The event was a huge success, with one service user saying –
We had a lovely time. It was good to work together. Something to take our minds off the stress. Art, Music, and Food – the perfect day!