Jan a member of our team in Cheshire shares how Tony, a gentleman we support has been keeping busy during the last few weeks, which began with a soggy snowman, papier mache and a lot of creativity...
Working in a supported living house, the last few months has often been challenging, sometimes frustrating, but most definitely always fun.
Before lockdown, Tony attended a day centre every weekday and during evenings and weekends he enjoyed a very active social life; so keeping his days at home busy and interesting has not always been easy.
Amongst other things, Tony loves to draw and paint, so tapping into his creative side and with the support of Nick, Tony set about repairing a papier mache Christmas snowman that had been gifted to us. It had spent the run-up to Christmas out in the wind and rain, so come January was looking a little worse for wear.
Sadly it had succumbed to the elements and ultimately ended up with a soggy bottom. Up for the challenge and thrilled with the outcome, this ignited enthusiasm in Tony to complete future projects.
He asked Nick if they could make a swan for the garden he shares with two other people we support and although daunted by the prospect, Nick happily agreed.
This kept Tony busy for several weeks and as you can see by the huge smile on his face, he is chuffed with the final result.
Meet Nigel the papier mache swan, the first but definitely not the last! And now onto the next, so watch this space...