Warren will be leaving Autism Anglia on the 18th September 2019 and moving on to pastures new in the North of the country. We wish him well as he explores his new life and work opportunities.
We will be using his departure as a chance to explore new opportunities of our own; we will be closing woodcraft as an activity and replacing it with Creative Studies. Kylie Hitch will be moving from our Art & Textiles department to run the new Creative Studies department, her skill set being perfect for the new role.
Creative Studies will still involve some woodwork for those that attend our woodwork or woodcraft sessions, but it will be more craft centred and allow for a wider range of person centred activities to be undertaken. Woodwork skills can still be learned but they will focus more on hand and traditional tool use rather than incorporating heavy machinery which being loud can cause many people varying degrees of discomfort.
As well as traditional wood crafting skills people will have the opportunity to try different things, both on and off site, including gaining skills and new abilities to help them toward eventual employment. It is a new and exciting venture for the Jigsaw Centre and more details will appear soon.
In our workshop people have the opportunity to work on personal woodwork or craft projects as well as having the choice to take part in larger, department projects if they prefer. Throughout our centre we maintain a visitor to staff ratio of 2:1, ensuring everyone receives a good level of individual instruction and support at all times.
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