A group of people with learning disabilities proudly watched as a sign that they made was unveiled by the chief executive of South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust on Oct 17th.
The group from the Horizon centre (Wakefield’s learning disability unit at Fieldhead) worked with Yorkshire art circus to make a sign for the front of the centre. The sign is a colourful mosaic made out of tiles that have been kindly donated by Wakefield businesses.
Staff, carers and service users all attended the unveiling ceremony keen to catch the first glimpse of the finished sign. Speaking at the unveiling chief executive Judith Young said, "Everyone has had lots of fun making this sign and everyone who has been involved should be proud of it. This is a really important day where we can officially name the Horizon Centre. The Horizon Centre is about giving people big horizons and big choices. It is fitting that the sign has been made by people who come to the centre. We’re looking forward to organising more projects like this in the future."
Occupational therapist Clare Milne who worked with the group said, "Lots of people with learning disabilities don’t have the same opportunities as other people so projects like this are a really good chance for them to meet new friends, learn skills and give them a real sense of achievement."