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I work at the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech on Monday Tuesday and Friday mornings. WeÛªre a small place ÛÒ if you canÛªt find me in the lounge, IÛªll not be far away! We are in the middle of a refurbishment though so we are looking forward to the new space which is being created.
I work with the day therapy patients teaching them arts and crafts and arranging speakers and activities in the afternoons which our volunteers run. I introduced the patients to Twister with a twist ÛÒ throwing bean bags on the colours, rather than yourself! Bingo is a favourite ÛÒ but they also play cards, Rummikub, Uno, skittles ÛÒ and weÛªve had film afternoons too, complete with popcorn.
Our speakers have included members of the police and fire brigade, a local author, the Wetland Trust told us all about hares, and a blind lady gave us a talk about her guide dogs.
I try to help unleash the inner artists in our patients so their creative juices start to flow ÛÒ and theyÛªve been making some truly incredible pieces of art and craft work. ItÛªs so lovely to see people doubt their abilities, but then are so delighted with the end results.