Lifestyle and Activities

Service users  are encouraged to have their say in how the homes are run. Each home has a monthly Service user meeting. New ideas and feedback on services are gathered through these and regular surveys. Service users interview candidates alongside our managers.

Each service user also has a monthly meeting with their key-worker to ensure their individual needs and preferences are met.

Service users  at Progress Housing are encouraged and supported to take part in social, educational and leisure activities of their choice. Whatever a service user would like to do, or try for the first time, every effort is made to ensure the activity happens.

Activity Plans are drawn up on a weekly basis so that requests from service users and preferences are continually catered for.

Service users attend a wide variety of activities in the local community. These currently include college courses at Northbrook College, swimming (both at community pools and at a privately hired pool which has overhead hoisting facilities), horse-riding, sailing, bike-riding, bowling alleys, sessions at an interactive room , cinemas, theatres, pubs, cafes, evening activity clubs for adults with learning and physical disabilities, discos and football matches.

Service users are also supported on regular day trips to places of interest and theatre outings. Service users have attended concerts at the 02 and been in the audience of television programmes such as 'The X Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent'.

Every service user is offered an annual holiday. Recent holidays have included visits to The Calvert Trust in Devon where the holidaymakers enjoyed activities such as climbing, abseiling and archery; CenterParcs where service users enjoyed a variety of activities and relaxing pampering sessions and EuroDisney, easily accessible from our location.

There are a variety of weekly in-house activities, including a Baking Club, a Social and Sensory Session, Pets as Therapy and Physical Fitness (run by an external Personal Fitness Instructor).

Visiting therapists provide Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Dramatherapy.

On a day to day basis service users are encouraged and supported to take part in domestic activities such as shopping, cooking, laundry and cleaning.
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