John Beattie's blog on Tea in the Pot - see link below

John Beattie wrote: "A wee blog I wrote about the Govan ladies group TEA in the POT and the need to ensure they are allowed to continue to grow and provide a vital space for women that are victims of social exclusion, isolation and violent relationships.
Their services save our governments potentially millions of pounds yet struggle to get funding."

https://johnsharpbeattie.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/save-our-women-their-s...

Tea in the Pot All Women's Hustings - Thursday 28th April 2016 - See Galleries for photos

35 attended our all-women's hustings on Thursday night. The Candidates were:-

SNP - Suzanne McLaughlin
LABOUR - Fariha Thomas
SCOTTISH GREENS - Martha Wardrop
RISE - Deborah Waters
SCOTTISH LIB DEMS - Isabel Nelson
SOLIDARITY - Cheryl Scott
WOMEN'S EQUALITY PARTY - Annie Beetham

Thank you to everyone involved and for your contribution, and to John Beattie for chairing the Hustings.

Presentation by Tea in the Pot members - Friday 1st April 2016

Well done to all the ladies who, as part of the Health Issues in the Community Course, did their Presentation on "It's Expensive To Be Poor". This was attended by over 60 people, including MP Chris Stephens, MSP Humza Yousaf, MSP Johann Lamont, local councillors John Kane and Fariha Thomas, as well as locals and community organisations. We would like to thank each and every one of you for your support.

Tea in the Pot

Presentation by Tea in the Pot members - Friday 1st April 2016

Invited Guests are reminded about a Presentation by the members of Tea in the Pot who are currently taking part in a Health Issues in the Community course (HIIC) funded by Awards for All.

The Presentation: ‘It’s Expensive Being Poor’

Oxfam Candidate Cafe, Glasgow 2016

Tea in the Pot members took part in Oxfam's Candidate Cafe at the Hilton Grosvenor with Oxfam Scotland, Zara Kitson Scottish Greens, Robert Brown, Ivan McKee, Sheila Mechan for Glasgow Kelvin Holyrood 2016 Election Glasgow Kelvin Labour Party

Easter at Tea in the Pot

Raffle prizes were drawn and lovely Easter cupcakes made by 'Anne the Baker'. Please note that Tea in the Pot will be closed Good Friday 25th March and Easter Monday 28th March.

International Women's Day - 10th March 2016

18 of our members attended a 3-hour Crystals & Colour Therapy workshop yesterday for International Women's Day. Everyone really enjoyed this session - big thanks to June L Harrison.

Decent Work Report by Oxfam

Tea in the Pot took part in the Decent Work case studies by Oxfam. See page 5 of the link (Fiona Wilkie)

http://uwsoxfampartnership.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Decent-Work...

Visit to Scottish Parliament

A big thanks to Annie Wells of the Scottish Conservative Party who suggested we contact the Health Minister MSP Shona Robison, to arrange to meet with her on our visit to Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 9th March. The Health Minister was very generous with her time and engaged with Tea in the Pot members, listening to the women giving their own reasons how Tea in the Pot has helped them.
She also acknowledged our financial plight and the length of time that Tea in the Pot has been in existence - 10yrs! Run solely by Volunteers.

HEALTH ISSUES IN THE COMMUNITY (HIIC)

Thanks to funding from Awards for All, we are running a 12-week course on Health Issues in the Community. 10 women have signed up to this. Part 1 started last Friday. If you are interested in taking part in future courses, please get in touch with us.

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