“I was extremely interested in the work that is done by Bolster Community and all the services and programmes they offer to local people in Newry. I really wanted to be part of an organisation that strives to help others to reach their full potential.
From being at Bolster, I have gained so much confidence, learned so many new skills and have had so many different opportunities in different settings, and with a range of ages. Bolster Community helps people who are young, old and everything in between! Overall, I have gained knowledge on things I had no idea about and learned how to deal with situations I never thought I could handle by myself. I also learned about different jobs and paths that my degree could take me down.
I loved every minute of my placement over the 6 weeks. I especially enjoyed working with Best Club, the Bolster Buddies and Autism Connect, as well as gaining new friends along the way. I also enjoyed the comfortable and welcoming atmosphere at Bolster Community. It made work not feel like work and made me enjoy my time there even more!
I will definitely miss having a routine and seeing all the faces I’m used to seeing on a weekly basis. I will miss all the people I was working with, especially the Candlemakers.”