Newsletter #1

The LD group celebrated Halloween and Christmas at the Aapna Centre and everybody got involved from card making, to mask decorating and playing Secret Santa.  The centre even had a visit from their very own Santa and had a Christmas themed party

  • The group have participated in a wide range of activities and in particular found keen interest in baking from starting from scratch to the yummy finished product.  They have also regularly been involved as a group within arts and crafts sessions, showing great teamwork and creativity. 

There has been a significant increase in the sports and leisure activities around the centre in particular with the Social Group who continue to take the Group for outdoor activities i.e. bowling cinema and walks every Wednesday evening.  Activities around the centre range from bowls to general fitness with all sports in between (table tennis/ cricket/ badminton.

When the LD Group require a bit of rest and relaxation they venture to the purpose built sensory room where they can put their feet up and listen to calming music.   The girls meanwhile enjoyed having their nails and hair done by members of staff in the pampering session.  Looking Good!

For Mother’s Day the service users got creative and painted glass bottles, decorated, cards, painted wooden houses and made a banner for all of the Mothers.

For Easter the group participated in Easter decorations and cards which they took home along with a box of chocolate.

To complement the excellent work done in the Centre it has been considered that the Service Users would benefit from a weekend break (respite) which will give them the opportunity to promote independence and choice and taking part in different activities in different settings and locations (e.g. Blackpool/ Scarborough/ Lake District etc) .  The staff are willing to work to achieve this and all it requires from you is an extra weekly contribution (£2 to £5) which will be placed in a saving club for each user and spent only in accordance with the Respite Holiday.  A letter has been sent to all parents/carers concerned with the full details to gather their views on it.

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