Independence opens outdoors
James from Canvey Hub talks about his personal story.
James, 54, hopes to one day work at his local supermarket in Hadleigh, Essex. He knows that being independent will open doors for him.
James has developed a wide range of transferable skills at the Hadleigh Training Centre, a farm that trains people with learning disabilities in contemporary subjects such as IT skills, carpentry, and horticulture. This proved to be a very fulfilling experience giving James not only the opportunity for personal growth but the chance to make a difference by looking after the farm animals.
James said; “At Canvey Island Wellbeing Hub, I have picked up a lot of skills that I now use at home to help my mum. In the kitchen I prep food for lunch and the occasional flapjacks. I enjoy Boccia a lot, it’s a sport that makes me happy, keeps me active, fit and I can’t wait for the Paralympics to start.
“Once I start earning my own money, I will be able to buy my own clothes and not rely on some else. I want to be independent.”