Ben has been attending our Opportunities Services in Leeds for more than five years.
He is passionate about crafting and woodwork, and is supported to pursue his hobby in our Leeds workshop.
Ben has made many things, from benches to raised beds for vegetables, that have been put to use by staff and other people we support.
Some people have commissioned Ben to make things for them, and have been extremely pleased with the results. The money Ben makes from his work is put back into supporting his hobby.
Opportunities manager Emma says: “Ben gets a great sense of satisfaction out of the work that he produces. He will plan whatever it is that he’s going to make, whether it’s a small model or large-scale project, and the pride that he feels when he’s completed that is brilliant to see.
“He absolutely loves it and he gets so much out of it. And, as Ben has said himself, he would do it all day every day if he could.”