TRU Rehab produce artwork for CFG LawJuly 29th, 2016
Residents at TRU Rehab have created artwork for CFG Law through one of their arts and crafts workshops as part of their rehabilitation in a vocational placement.
TRU Rehab is a clinically led Acquired Brain Injury rehabilitation unit, whose focus is on rehabilitation through positive enforcement and rewards. At TRU they believe that giving residents focus and structure gives them a purpose and meaning to their day, which is key to rehabilitation after a brain injury.
Brain injuries can often leave people with ongoing cognitive effects such as fatigue and memory problems, so giving them some structure to their day and trying to mirror their previous activities before the injury is crucial in the rehabilitation process. Although they may no longer be able to undertake all of the activities they would have previously, this ensures their life is still very much meaningful and gives them some direction to follow.
Alongside their neurological treatment, residents are encouraged to participate in vocational placements as part of the structure of their day. As well as arts and crafts, TRU Rehab offers many vocational placements to their residents including woodwork, mechanics, gardens, kitchens, computers and admin and A team. These placements aim to give residents the chance to concentrate and focus on something they enjoy and are passionate about.
The artwork created by the residents at TRU will be displayed around the CFG Law offices for both staff and visitors to admire and appreciate.
Angela Addison, Vocational Instructor for Craft and Design, from TRU Rehab who undertook the art sessions with residents, commented, “The vocational sessions are very much an important part of what we do at TRU Rehab. The sessions give our residents focus and a sense of achievement that they have created something. There are also many therapeutic benefits from painting as it helps our residents to concentrate and can have a very calming influence on them when they are feeling anxious or frustrated.”
Leanne Tattam, Associate Solicitor at CFG Law has been thrilled with the results, “It has been great to work with TRU Rehab on this project and the artwork that has been produced is fantastic. I cannot wait to see them displayed around the offices for everyone to enjoy. TRU Rehab’s approach to rehabilitation is excellent and is very much aligned to what myself and the rest of the team at CFG Law believe to be important in rehabilitation. We look forward to working with them further in the future.”
CFG Law are specialist firm of serious injury solicitors with over 30 years’ experience helping people following a brain injury. They understand the real benefit of ensuring their clients receive the bespoke treatment and rehabilitation they need as early as possible following a brain injury, in order for their clients to make the best possible recovery.
"I really enjoy art as I like creating different pieces of art from different materials. I love drawing flowers; I chose to paint the background of my blue as its one of my favourite colours."Read More
"I very much enjoy painting and like to see the end product. I like to think ahead and imagine what the finished piece is going to look like."Read More
"I chose to paint spheres as I like the 3D effect of them. I paint of abstract pictures as I have a lot of things going on in my mind which I like to get on paper."Read More
"I enjoy painting coz it’s good. I used to be a painter and decorator. I painted strange ways as I remember it; it was a bad part of my life."Read More
"I was inspired to paint a picture of an Italian landscape as my sister has a house in Italy. I enjoy painting-I prefer it to colouring in."Read More
"I’d been thinking about a project I did at school of a paper Mache tigers head, that’s why I chose to paint the picture of a tiger. I actually won 1st prize for the project and had my photo in the local paper. I enjoy the art sessions at TRU-I find them challenging and I have learnt new skills. I also enjoy the social aspect of them too."Read More
"Mustangs are my favourite cars-Angela helped me to draw it then I painted it. I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out."Read More
"I chose to do ‘smile and the world smiles with you’ because it cheers me up just looking at it. I enjoy the art and craft sessions as I like to make things for my bungalow and family and friends."Read More
"I love to paint eyes-they are the windows to your soul of course I have to add abit of glitter!! I LOVE glitter!!!"Read More
"I like the quote, it has a good meaning-it’s the first quote my brother taught me. I became interested in art in my teens when my brother’s friend drew me a picture of my Granny’s friends thatched cottage. I find art nice and chilling."Read More