Ten in the Pot!
January 7, 2015
Tea in the Pot in recently celebrated ten years as a women's drop-in & support service in Govan, with a ‘Tea in the Pot ten years on’ event at the Pearce Institute on 10th December 2014.
The event was also a chance to highlight an upcoming piece of research by the University of the West of Scotland on the impact of Tea in the Pot on women who attend the drop-in. Maria Feeney, who is conducting the research, presented some of her findings to people from a range of agencies and groups who attended on the day. This was followed by a valuable discussion on the opportunities and challenges ahead for Tea in the Pot.
Maria highlighted Tea in the Pot's value as a safe, welcoming, inclusive and accessible place where members and volunteers support each other to address concerns and issues in a way that benefits their health and wellbeing. She added that the group's holistic approach is a model for other women's groups but that the benefits of this can only be fully realised through the sustainable long term funding of the group.
Notes from the discussion can be read here. Communities Channel Scotland will link to Maria's final report when it is available.
Tea in the Pot is a drop-in & support service in Govan, Glasgow, run by women for women anywhere. The organisation exists partly to address the social isolation of women, regardless of their circumstances.