Newman University Psychology and Counselling student Alex Newton started his work placement with CPM in September last year. During his time here he has successfully set up our artwork online on our website, interviewing citizens about their work, taking photographs of their art and working together with our website team to set out the pages, helping empower our disabled adults and get their out there, into the public eye. So people can see just how talented our artists are. Finishing his work experience Alex has some lovely heart felt words about his time here at our centre. 
"Today I finished my work experience at Cerebral Palsy Midlands and I can hand on my heart say it has been one of the best experiences of my life so far! 
 
Working with people has always been a big passion of mine as I love being around people, talking to them and getting to know them. CPM is a charity that specialises in proving a day car service to people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. The charity does a lot more than just that though. They give the people who use their services a sense of fulfilment, pride and enjoyment through everything they do, not only at CPM, but also in their lives outside of the centre. The several services that are ran through CPM contribute to the improved experience of life of the people who use them. Veranic art for example is a group of artists who have professional tuition every Monday and Thursday; they are encouraged to create anything of their choosing for them to find fulfilment in their lives. 
 
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone at CPM. You are all amazing and keep up the amazing work you all do." 
 
 
Written by Alex Newton 
Psychology & Counselling Student 
Newman University 
Alex has been an outstanding student and we have really enjoyed having him complete his work experience with us. He took part in our Harborne Artsmile exhibit last year also and has helped in the centre in so many ways. We wish him the best for the future and would be happy to write a glowing reference for him in the future. 
 
Anyone interested in finding out about work experience or volunteering opportunities should get in touch with Development Officer Sarah Lilly through the CPM Helpline 0121 427 3182 (ext.3) or email sarah@cpmids.org.uk. 
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