Fundraising for Bobath gave me an opportunity to show what I could doPosted on April 13, 2016
Motivated to work but with nowhere to go, Jill needed an opportunity to show what she could do.
I came across ProjectScotland on the internet it looked quite good, so I got in contact with them and they were very helpful and they understood my needs, that was good of them. ProjectScotland managed to get me a placement at Bobath Scotland in Glasgow. Bobath is a centre for children and adults who have cerebral palsy, they can go there for physiotherapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.
At Bobath I am a part of the Fundraising Team where I do thank you letters, social media, and I now have my own project, which is trying to get local businesses and supermarkets to support Bobath. ProjectScotland is a great organisation to have especially for people like myself who have a disability and really want to get some kind of employment.”
“I have cerebral palsy which leaves me without speech and I can’t walk so I am in a wheelchair. I use a Communication device called Accent 1400 to communicate with people. I use a tracker dot to access my programme on my device. The dot is on my head. I got voluntary work at Quarriers in 2011 for a day a week doing office work. They couldn’t give me anymore days so I needed to get something else to do. I was going around everywhere to see if I can get some kind of work paid or voluntary, I didn’t mind what, I just needed something else to do.”