WHAT DO YOU DO AT KEMP?
I am a the creative therapist at Kemp and my job is to encourage patients to get involved in a variety of arts and crafts, to encourage them to have a go and hopefully by taking part their self esteem and confidence will have improved and their general well being as well.
WHY DID YOU START WORKING / VOLUNTEERING AT KEMP?
I started working at KEMP after being made redundant several times in my career as a glass designer,which I had been involved with for over 10 years.I had worked for large companies in that time and had been wanting to use my creativity in a more worthwhile way. I had just started to work a few hours a week as an Arts Technician with adults with acquired brain injury and was looking to work more hours when I saw the job at KEMP advertised.
WHY DO YOU THINK KEMP IS SPECIAL?
I can honestly say that I love my job at KEMP and look forward to coming each day. I find working with the patients a special privilege and am inspired by their courage and vulnerability. It is very humbling.
WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF WORKING AT KEMP?
I have the opportunity to get involved with lots of different art projects and work with a great team and volunteers.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DO YOU THINK KEMP MAKES TO THE COMMUNITY OF THE WYRE FOREST?
I think Kemp is very important to the wider community as it can be symbol of hope and provide much needed support at a very difficult time for patients and their family and friends. It also tries to encourage people to think about death and dying ,a subject that is often not spoken of in our society, and yet it can be very freeing to have that conversation and places like KEMP are vital in these types of discussion for the very young and older adults too.