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Supporting Ben in Leeds: video transcript

Ben:

I do woodwork. I do computers. I do a bit of art and then my woodwork the most.

Emma Carrington, opportunities manager:

People come here as often as they need to. We provide opportunities for people to access the community, to access various activities. We’re looking at what people want to actually achieve.

Ben:

I get good, I get good at crafting. So obviously it’s just hand, it’s hand control.

Emma Carrington:

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 whether it’s a 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 said himself, he would do it all day every day if he could.

Ben:

I feel like I’m releasing all the, all the tension. It’s just building, building stuff. I’ve made, I’ve made these. I sell some, I get money, money in. Excellent. Which’ll then go towards paint and more tools. And then obviously it’ll increase my talent, talent at what I’m doing. [Ben picks up a drill.] This one is a beast. Once this starts going.

Woodwork is great.


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