The community team for people with learning disabilities building in Normanton now has a new sign thanks to the creative efforts of a group of people who use the service. The group created a colourful mosaic sign as part of a 10 week art project that took place at Freeston High School.
The community team for learning disabilities is a multi agency service run by the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust and social services.
Speaking about the project, staff nurse Michael Steel from the team said, ‘It was a chance for the group to work together and create something to mark their building – after all it’s their service. The sign is already proving very useful and helping people to find the building. I think everyone has enjoyed taking part in the project.’
Art tutor Claire Walker who led the group with support from staff from Day Opportunities – a day service for people with learning disabilities – said, ‘The group started off by making smaller individual mosaics before we moved on to the large scale sign. Everyone helped in the planning, design and making of the sign and really got involved. It has been an extremely enjoyable group and everyone has come on a lot.’