To all our supporters, thank you for everything you have done this year to support people with learning disabilities. Whether you’re donating time or money, eating in our Cafe or visiting our Shop, attending our Craft Fairs or just popping in and taking the time to say hello. You are making a huge difference, and your generosity and kindness are always appreciated. Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Our Resident Forum group delivered an Environmental Awareness and Recycling training in July and August. We discussed the environmental impact of household waste, landfill sites, plastic pollution and ways to reduce our waste and help to protect the environment. We played a Who Wants to be a Millionaire quiz game, with Andrew M posing as Chris Tarrant, Chloe A as the assistant game host, Liam D, Tamsin A, Robert P, Jane W and Thomas C as game contestants. Residents, co-workers and staff were actively engaged and involved in the game and it was fun and educational, both the trainers and …
Chinese New Year is on the 16th of February this year. It marks the start of the lunar year and the first day of spring; hence it is also called the Spring Festival. In the Chinese Zodiac, an animal sign represents the years and this will be the year of the dog. In China, people take a week-long holiday from work to celebrate the festive period with their families and loved ones. A traditional food to have on New Year Eve is called Jiaozi, a type of dumpling with ground meats and vegetable wrapped in a thin layer of dough, …
Learning new skills is what we’re all about. Our residents, volunteers and staff all take part in the many workshops and activities throughout the year. Some of us prefer to be in the bakery, some in the tools workshops, while others have natural talents with fabric, cotton and textiles. Our Weavery Workshop is dear to us as we get to learn how to traditionally make fabric that we can then turn into cushions, rugs, throws & more. To see our creations, visit our Shop!
Our mission is to create a living and working community where people with learning disabilities and those who support them may reach their full potential in the spirit of lifelong learning. So in order to document and celebrate our Garden & Land Craft Workshop achievements we have now set up a dedicated Instagram account to mark the various activities the workshop undertakes through the seasons from growing, harvesting to producing and making chutneys, cider vinegars and cordials. You can follow us on Instagram here!