Our first “Party in the Park” had it all…
We live by our values of supporting opportunity, choice and success for the people we support. “Party in the Park” late last Autumn was in celebration of this – to give the people we support an opportunity to enjoy a break away by the sea, try new activities and new opportunities. For some this was the first time they had experienced going away on a holiday with their support team.
There was a great atmosphere of excitement throughout and people were free to just be themselves and have fun in a safe, social and supportive setting. Many tried new activities and made new friends from other services who otherwise they would never have had the chance to meet.
The event also took the opportunity to recognise the great work our support teams do and recognise their achievements in a Gala Dinner on the second night. So it was an all round celebratory event.
Watch our video to see the event in action…
“We all had a great time, but the main thing was that all our supported individuals had a wonderful time and it was heart-warming to see them enjoying themselves.”
Heatherington House Manager – Margaret Elliott
Planning and preparation was the key to success
As a first for Consensus, a great amount of planning went in to the event to ensure that everyone’s bespoke needs could be met in a holiday park setting. It was key that the individualised support people usually receive was continuous and structured so all they had to worry about was having fun!
Read our inspiring case studies of some of the wonderful outcomes achieved!
See how our services took a person-centred approach to planning and preparing to support individuals to successfully participate at Party in the Park. Without this careful planning and support from the service managers and support workers within our services, the individuals would not have been able to safely enjoy a fantastic few days away, having fun, making new friends and trying amazing new things.
Cheshire House – Supporting Kieran
Party in the Park provided a good opportunity to test run a holiday experience for the individuals attending so they could identify and model the support required for future independent holidays. One of the supported individuals that attended the event from Cheshire House was Kieran, an individual with autism who likes to have fixed routines as they help him to manage his anxiety.
“I can’t wait for next year – can we do it in the summer as well?”
Supported Individual – Cheshire House