A PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition went on display last Monday to mark the recent refurbishment of Angus Council’s Social Work and Health’s Strathmore Centre in Forfar.
The centre provides help and support to children and young people who have physical and learning disabilities, including family support, residential short breaks and an outreach service that promotes further independent living within the community. The improvements include a user-friendly and accessible kitchen, to help children and young people develop independent living skills such as washing the dishes, cooking and baking.
The children and young people at the centre have also recently been involved in an artwork project that has led to a photography display in the lounge and hall. This can viewed by staff and family members of the children and young people who attend the centre.
Robert Peat, Director of Social Work and Health said: “The improvements made recently to the centre offer the children more comfort when staying at the centre and the opportunity to develop their independent living skills.”
Councillor Glennis Middleton, Convener of Social Work and Health added: “The improvements are very impressive and I am pleased to see they have increased the level of care and support we can offer to children when they come to the centre for their much needed respite care. I am most impressed by the recent photography and media project with which the children and young people have been involved. I would like to congratulate everyone involved.”