Sallie Maris - Arts and Crafts
Sallie enjoys arts and crafts and introducing new and different crafts to people, helping them to achieve something that they wouldn’t usually try. In her weekly sessions at The Richardson Partnership for Care, she works on projects with service users that capture their imagination, concentrate their minds and improve their dexterity, while they do something that they really enjoy.
For service users with an acquired brain injury, Sallie finds suitable projects for individuals according to their needs. Completing them gives the service users confidence and satisfaction, while improving their skills and dexterity. Concentration levels vary, but they tend to be very high when working on arts projects, so this helps service users to switch off from their everyday thoughts and relax.
When working with service users with learning difficulties, Sallie usually provides them with the opportunity to make things to share with their families – for example for Mother’s Day, Easter or Christmas. This helps them to concentrate on the project and is very rewarding.