News Updates from Serenita and Campania ARBD Homes
Survive and Thrive
The survive and thrive learning project was visited by a lady called Bryony from North Somerset council, last week. Apparently word has spread of the success of the scheme, and as a senior manager, Bryony discussed the opportunity of extending their learning partnership with the homes; to include ‘city and guilds’ and other recognised qualifications for our service users…. “WOW !!! This is the best possible outcome I could have hoped for.” NICKY [activities coordinator]
Friday was the last day of the course, “It was a very happy and emotional day. The residents should be congratulated on their commitment and enthusiasm during the five week course. Every single person brought something valuable to the sessions. Anne the tutor presented attendees with their certificates.” NICKY [activities coordinator]
WELL DONE EVERYONE!!
Immacolata House visit
“A big thank you to Immacolata House for making us feel so welcome during our visit on Saturday. What a lovely home. We had beautiful weather and had our picnic in the stunning grounds, before seeing all the fantastic animals in Benvenuto Fattoria.”
Grow your own
Residents from Serenita ARBD have enrolled on the ”grow your own” project, funded by the National lottery from the Local Food Company. The scheme aims to give people with mental health problems a healthy way of expressing their creative side, whilst learning a new skill set in natural surroundings.
The residents tend to a large plot on the council’s allotments in Weston-Super-Mare, every Tuesday morning 10-1pm with a group of others from the community who have similar difficulties.
They can take home organic produce and are encouraged to cook nutritional meals with their own home grown fruit and veg.
Those who are committed and show a genuine interest will be allocated their own plot to tend, and be given an opportunity to work towards a NVQ or city and guilds in horticulture.
The atmosphere is friendly and team focused, with attendees offering emotional and spiritual support to each other, and improve communication skills they may not have used for some time.
” it is a real joy to see our residents engaged in a healthy activity, which meets so many different needs. The frustrations they feel on a daily basis seem to mellow, and the tranquil natural environment really brings out a calm and content side of their personalities.” NICKY [activities coordinator]
The summer holiday is in it’s final stages of the booking.
12 residents from Serenita and Campania are going to a holiday camp in Ilfracombe on June 12th for a long weekend.
They will be staying in Challets and have lots of activities planned for the duration.