As funders Wiltshire Community Foundation were invited along to An Exhibition of Artwork by Michael Freeman at SWADS centre on Milton Road Swindon.  

SWADS (Supporting Wellbeing and Developing Stability) clients are drawn from a wide range of contexts and communities including mental health, drug and alcohol dependency, family work and bereavement. We support people on a one to one basis and in groups.  

Michael's parents attend SWADS Bereaved by Addiction group which last year received our funding.  Our trustee, Sue Webber, attended the exhibition and was lucky to meet Michael's mum and the manager of SWADS to hear first hand what a difference the group has made to those bereaved.  The walls of this warm and welcoming centre were hung with a wide variety of styles and types of painting and  Sue was impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of all the staff and volunteers.  The building is buzzing with art and music workshops, group activities and 1:1 support where clients can become volunteers and some achieve employment.

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