When Colleen was thinking about how to entertain her client she decided to plan a “Garden Tea Party For Two”. She put up some bunting in their garden, decorated the table with a cover that matched the bunting and used a floral tea pot and cake stand which she had at home. Colleen made a small tray of sandwiches and bought some cakes that they enjoyed in the sunshine. They had a lovely time and the carer was very pleased to see that his wife had a good time even though she is staying within their home.
Employment Mentoring, Building Better Opportunities Project
Since starting on the BBO project Humeira has completed a City and Guilds in Retail, received the SPS Training STRETCH award for “Community Learner” and completed a pre-access course. Humeira is now taking the bold step of undertaking a Level 3 Access qualification that will hopefully take her on to university.
In addition to her academic progress Humeira is also starting her own business, ‘Henna-Meira’. Humeira learned henna art in India but wanted to develop her skills. Maxine organised a meeting with a self-employment adviser who helped Humeira produce a business plan. Maxine then applied for BBO funding so Humeira could train at the Ash Kumar academy, where she learned more intricate designs that incorporated glitter and gems; she will soon go on to complete the Ash Kumar masterclass in bridal design. Humeira has since set up her own stall at a Stevenage community centre, where she sold her amazing henna art and received fantastic feedback from her customers. She is now planning on attending festivals and doing private work, including bridal designs. Humeira’s confidence keeps on growing, she is an amazing success story and is someone who deserves to achieve all her dreams.