Another Bringing Gower Home group braved the weather today at Gower Heritage Centre in Parkmill. This time participants from ASDES enjoyed the Christmas Craft Fayre which is being held today and tomorrow.
ASDES are a not-for-profit community interest company who support people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in getting into employment. As well as a range of professional services ASDES looks at supporting their clients through confidence building activities. People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder often have complex needs which cannot always be addressed by conventional methods. By thinking more holistically ASDES successfully assist their service users in building up their confidence through a range of social and formal situations as a precursor to employment.
Today’s Bringing Gower Home workshop provided an ideal platform for this confidence building and explored alternative ways to express thoughts and ideas in an informal setting. Some of today’s participants had extensive knowledge of photography whilst others were complete beginners. The activities we did encouraged everyone to think less rigidly and more creatively about what they were experiencing at the Heritage Centre.
The results are absolutely stunning and wouldn’t look out of place in a tourist guide to Gower but to the participants they are far more personal and bring a sense of satisfaction beyond what you see here.
I am organising, delivering, and supporting this project in collaboration with Gower Landscape Partnership (GLP) which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Natural Resources Wales, City and County of Swansea, and National Trust.