Providing poetic services for social good is an intrinsic part of what I do. Although I do charge for some of these services I by no means charge for all of them. If you are involved with a good cause and believe my poetry could be of benefit to you. Get in touch here and lets start a conversation…

Positive Poetry Program

My Positive Poetry Program is specifically aimed at 12-24 year old’s. The program’s goal is to improve self-confidence, self worth and belief in oneself for young people whether they be studying at any level, under an apprenticeship or already working, full or part-time. This is done by spending time with a young person, getting to know their qualities, strengths and positive personality traits and to some degree uncover their dreams and ambitions for their lives. I then write a poem emphasizing the positive aspects of their character and encourage them to believe in the power and ability they have within their lives to make their dreams come true.

Care Home Companionship

I have worked extensively in care homes across the West Yorkshire Region spending time with potentially lonely residents getting to know them on their terms. This service includes spending 1-2 hours at each home, taking the time one on one, or in groups with residents and their families and friends, to listen and learn about their lives and interests. I then write a unique personal poem there and then for them, perform it, take the poem away and deliver the poems the following the week in a more presentable form on high quality paper, with a personally handwritten letter.

Charities and Campaigns

My involvement with charities thus far has included work for the HALE Project, Lymphoma Action and Centre Resolution Conflicts. I can help with the promotion of charities through social media posts, use poetry as a well being tool to supplement charitable programs or appear at fundraising events to produce spontaneous poems for supporters of a good cause by writing them poems in return for donations for the charitable cause.