Thursday 22 January 2015
On Thursday afternoons, Talkback (a self-advocacy group) is doing a six week course called Money Matters for residents in Camphill Milton Keynes. Talkback has been funded to do twelve six week courses over this year and also twenty additional individual sessions. This course is to help people understand how and where their money comes from, how it is spent and how they can have more influence and choice. The course will cover helping people to understand individual and managed budgets and cash payments, day to day budgeting skills and managing money, having a bank account, being ‘money safe’ in the community, getting services and support that enable you to achieve your aspirations, saving and being safe when buying on line. I’ve been finding this group interesting. We have our own folders to put our course work in.
Talkback and self-advocacy help people to build self-esteem, confidence and have more say and control over their own lives. It’s all about
•knowing yourself better
•understanding others better
•being able to question and learn
•being able to listen
•being able to say what you think
Friday 16 January 2015
How long have you lived in the community?
Since 23rd October 23rd 2014
What house do you live in?
What workshops do you do? (Which one do you like the most)?
The tools workshop and gardening in Pennyland garden. I also do gardening in Stony Stratford.
What activities do you do (like evening class or painting)?
I do not do these things
What responsibilities do you have in your house?
What do you do at the weekends?
I go to the local centre
Would you like to share anything with this newsletter?
I have lots of friends in the community
What did you do before you came to CMKC?
I lived in a place called Astlethorpe which is similar to Camphill.
What are your hobbies?
Is there anything you do not like?
I don’t mind anything
Friday 9 January 2015
Here are photographs of art pieces I exhibited at the shopping centre in Milton Keynes's city centre when I studied art at Milton Keynes College. The pieces formed part of a larger exhibition with other art students.
|3-D Bathroom scene|
|Glass wall hanging|
|My teapot is the yellow one in the middle|
|Black and White photographs|
Friday 2 January 2015
On Saturday 6th December, residents and co-workers in Camphill Milton Keynes celebrated a Christmas party in the Chrysalis Theatre. There was lots of nice food and there was also a band called Ukie-Toones which was comprised of people playing ukuleles. Some of the songs played by the band were 8 Days a Week, Delilah, Folsom Prison Blues, The lion sleeps tonight, Blue Christmas and Is this the way to Amarillo. It was decided that there should be a Christmas party instead of an Advent fair because there was not enough people available to help prepare for the advent fair. I really enjoyed going to this party. I think we should have a Christmas party every year as well as the Advent fair.