Since my stay started here at Caswell Clinic, I have been going to cooking sessions. I really enjoy these sessions. First of all, I started without sharps access and then gained sharps access. My favourite recipes to cook are fajita's and curry dishes.
I have tried many different dishes, and done a variety of recipes, so many that I cannot remember them all. I get on really well with Alex the OT Technician, He's great, and he is brilliant at showing me how to do things in the kitchen and teaching me new things to cook. Because I enjoy being in the kitchen so much, I took over the voluntary role of cleaning the kitchen. I have always done a lot of cleaning; I help out keeping the ward tea and coffee making area clean. I am forever cleaning my bedroom to keep it clean and tidy. I get a sense of achievement when something that started dirty or messy, looks nice and clean afterwards.
In the OT kitchen, I clean the work surfaces, the tiles on the walls, the microwave and oven and fridge freezer. I check the temperature on the fridge and record it for health and safety standards. I also check that all the food in the fridge is within date and has been labelled.
In the future I would like to move on and start a voluntary role and possibly a job in car valeting.