specialising in supporting people with disabilities and dementia

Mobile Arts and Crafts Tutor

WORKSHOPS·PARTIES·EVENTS

Get creative in the comfort of your own home

or care setting. No experience necessary.

All materials provided.

What makes me different?

creativity that cares

 

I BECAME SELF-EMPLOYED IN 2017

After gaining skills, qualifications, training and confidence from my role within the Children's Home, I remain dedicated to supporting children with learning and physical disabilities but have also branched out into assisting disabled adults and families in their own homes, as well as supporting the elderly both at home and in assisted living. 

For example, for two years, I provided respite care for a non-verbal, young boy with physical and learning disabilities. I used to take him out each Saturday to enjoy activities such as swimming and hydrotherapy, bowling, going to the cinema, park and farm.

 

Self-employment has enabled me to develop my creativity and the service I offer. Focusing on arts and crafts are an excellent way to spend days preferred at home. Paintings, cushion covers, bunting, coasters, cards, candle holders and bags are just a fraction of what we've created together!

i HAVE BEEN A CARER SINCE 2014

... which has given me valuable experience supporting children and young people with learning disabilities, disabled adults and elderly people; all with a range of needs and abilities.

 I am confident in supporting people with Autism (mild to severe), Global Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder, behavioural and anger difficulties, anxiety, attachment and trauma issues, physical impairments, epilepsy and more. I have also enjoyed befriending people with dementia after a family member was diagnosed. 

I have always engaged the people I support with arts and crafts, as I'm a firm believer that creativity is good for your soul. I also found getting creative opens up new conversations with the individuals and families I support, thus strengtheing those relationships.

I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN RESIDENTIAL CHILDCARE

For just under 3 years, I worked in an 'Outstanding' specialist Residential Children's Home, where I worked as part of the team and as a key-worker to care for the children and young people.

 

Earning a BTEC level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare as well as a BTEC level 2 Diploma in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings  educated me further on the safeguarding and protection of children, ways to support their emotional and physical development and well-being. I also learned to work in partnership with families, local authorities and services to create positive outcomes for the residents, alongside supporting the children in day-to-day life.

If you were to ask my friends and family what word describes me, I know it would be creative. 

I really enjoyed GCSE Art and gained an A* which I furthered with an AS Level in Art & an A Level in Textiles. I also had the positive experience of co-running an independent clothing company, for over two years, which I dyed and hand-printed garments for. I have tried my hand at an array of craft mediums and intend to continue learning new techniques to improve my work.

My love for Art & Design and experience as a carer has given me an insight into how arts and crafts are therapeutically beneficial. I offer free consultations to ease any anxieties and am dedicated to helping individuals get the most out of each session, regardless of any disability or illness.

I AM A PASSIONATE

ARTIST & MAKER

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