Daniel had some experience working in a café environment, but felt he would like to try something else. Over the course of the next 2 meetings (and several phone calls) Daniel expressed a desire to work in his local library. He was a regular visitor to the library and enjoyed his time there doing his work on the computers or borrowing his favourite books and DVD’s. He already knew some of the library staff who seemed very kind and welcoming.

We discussed the various potential roles at the library and Daniel felt he had so much to offer as an employee. Daniel is a very polite young man who takes great pride in organising his many files in his home filing systems. He is also a great communicator and loves to engage with the general public.

A meeting between the library staff, Daniel was organised. It was an opportunity for the staff to meet Daniel properly and explain the role in more detail including all the various tasks involved. Daniel really enjoyed this experience and it was agreed that he would start work the following week.

Few weeks later, Daniel attended his first day and he looked very smart and was ready to begin his new placement. He attends the library with his support worker who helps him learn and master his new tasks. Daniel has a variety of different tasks at the library such as sorting out books and DVDs to put back on the shelves, cutting out pictures for the children’s group to colour in, helping put up library display stands, shredding old paper and photocopying.

Daniel is learning new skills and is really enjoying his work experience at Caerphilly library. Daniel enjoys spending time with the library team.