South, South West & Wales – #stayhomeandstaysafe stories

April 28, 2020

During these difficult times our teams are doing all they can to support the people within our services in innovative, caring and thoughtful ways. Read more about how our support teams in the South, South West and Wales are achieving this.

Ophir Road – Dorset

Ophir Road in Bournemouth have had great fun in the garden getting creative and having lots of fun! ‘K’ loves doing his painting and pottery work too!

Courtwick Park – West Sussex

The team at Courtwick Park have been busy producing some lovely rainbows for the windows of the service to reflect the ‘spread hope’ message that we are seeing across the country.

Tandridge Hill Farm – Surrey

The team at Tandridge Hill Farm are missing all their supported individuals and the farm has been very quiet without them, however, some recent arrivals on the farm have lifted everyone’s spirits! Marigold, one of the farm’s pedigree Boer goats welcomed triplets last week and Comma, one of the Gloucestershire Old Spot sows had a litter of piglets.

Frinton House – East Sussex

The team at Frinton House have been very busy enjoying lots of different activities. ‘W’ has been creative doing some art work, ‘V’ has been using her tablet to complete her college work and ‘D’ has been enjoying some flower arranging. They have also been taking part in group activities including bingo and gardening. The support teams at Frinton House have also educated the supported individuals on how to wear PPE and to follow guidelines of Covid-19 regarding social distancing.

When ‘W’ plans to celebrate his birthday at a Chinese restaurant in London fell through because of the lockdown, the team at Frinton House decided they would bring the restaurant to him, cooking a fantastic feast of Chinese cuisine and putting on a special celebration at the service instead! ‘W’ had a wonderful day with the team and other supported individuals and was delighted to receive a special birthday Skype call with Ops Managers, Katy and Kristina.

Ty Hendy Carmarthenshire

Lots of fun is being had at Ty Hendy in Wales! Pamper time, dressing up in your best frocks and volcano making too! Just another fun day at Ty Hendy.

The support team at our residential service in Ty Hendy, Wales have had great fun coming up with a unique Tik Tok video. The video is brilliant and will definitely make you laugh – you guys really are ‘Super Team Ty Hendy!’

Moor Lane – Bristol

Moor Lane have made sure they remain fit and active with Joe Wick’s PE Lessons, which is on Mon-Fri at 9am. They have also created a community board for the home for everyone to offer their own suggestions and ideas on how to help during the ongoing crisis, which is proving very useful for the support teams.

*Please be advised this photo was taken prior to the current PHE Guidance, ‘Covid 19: How to work safely in a care home’ coming into effect.

New Horizons Day Centre Newport

A massive thank you to Andy Wales, Rob and Sue at New Horizons for all of their hard work sorting out and delivering food supplies!

To see all the amazing support our teams are providing, Tik Tok Challenges, our ‘Sing a Rainbow’ challenge in Makaton, together with a whole host of activity ideas, easy read guides and other stories from around the regions, see here.