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📃Our list of talents is never ending.

🖌 Today we have added painting and decorating to our job descriptions.

At SYCP we rely on volunteers to support our sessions. Today it was our turn to volunteer for one of our volunteers.

🚙 9am we set off on a road trip to Northumberland to do a day’s painting.

Ruth has been part or our volunteer team since 2018. She has a learning disability but is able to live independently in her own home with support from Mencap. She volunteers independently for SYCP but needs support for part of her journey down from Northumberland.

During her time with us she has completed lots of training. She has completed level 2 certificates 📜 in Safeguarding, Fire Safety, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene, sexual health, and a level 3 first aid. She has also completed lots of in-house training such as autism awareness, suicide awareness and gamble awareness.

Over the last few months Ruth has had her home painstakingly slowly plastered room by room by the social landlord from whom she rents her home. However it was left in a bit of a state, so we came to the rescue and had a little DIY SOS day 🦺

👷‍♂️We have scraped plaster from woodwork, sanded and cleaned plaster from woodwork and UPVC window frames 🧽 and applied misting coats of paint to the newly plastered walls and ceilings.

Ruth has looked after us well and kept us fed and watered with never-ending tea 🫖 and biscuits and a lovely little buffet lunch 🥪🍇 she made herself with help from her little assistant Zara.

🙌🏻 We’ve had a brilliant day decorating. It has been really good fun and a good day of team building for us 🤗

🙏🏻 We send a special thanks to our SYCP decorator Gav Richardson who was able to get us a bulk load of paint and equipment with a special charity discount from his supplier ♥️

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