January 2013 at Ty Newydd
Another great month at Ty Newydd for all of our service users... out & about curry club at wetherspoons, personal shopping trips, cafe trips, breakfast & Lunch trips, as well as the everyday drives and walks etc. it was also Johns Birthday on the 8th January which all involved had a good day with a birthday tea party +for all the service users, which everyone enjoyed
February 2013 at Woodside
Another really good month for all service users, it was Steven and Harry’s birthdays this month, their parties went really well with all other service users taking part. Michael has been out and about going out for meals with his wife and staff, as well as some day trips. Russell, Steven and Phillip have also been out and about on day trips to Barry Island, boating lakes and parks etc.
Tony has really done well this month gardening at Woodside and at Ty Newydd, also enjoying going out on the weekends to watching the football and generally helping out with preparing food for meals, tidying and cleaning which has been extremely helpful.
Overall the activities have been going really well throughout the month which all service users have taken part and looked forward to the next day of activities. Every service user looks forward to going out at least once or twice a day and will continue to do so. A lot more have been planned for the winter months, involving more things to do in the house.
30 January 2013 Sandpiper
WE have had a busy month at sandpiper; Collette has been home for the weekend and has had a lovely time house training her new puppy, Collette finds this very funny when she tells everyone all about it. Collette has also been enjoying her arts and craft lessons in Yatton village hall every Friday and makes lots a different things.
Gavin has been unable to go to Noah's Ark as they close over January. Also the weather has not been good and broken limbs are something we can do without!! Gavin has been very active going out to different places; playing darts with the staff and may i say the staff at Sandpiper needs to shape up because Gavin thrashes them much to his delight
Naomi has been doing a lot of activities, we have been out for a couple of lovely pub lunches where Naomi studied the menu and chose what she would like to eat. Naomi has been doing lots of arts and craft, also going out for some lovely walks and trips to Clevedon. Her favourite place to go is burnham-on Sea and the garden centre.
Monica has been going out most days to the local shops to buy her daily cigarettes she has also been out to buy some new winter clothes which she looks very smart in. Monica has been to visit her son and had a nice time. Monica enjoyed a trip into town on the bus with staff and peers. Its been very cold but thats been part of the fun getting cold and having a nice hot chocolate to warm up. Monica does enjoy going for a drive in the countryside.
Clare's family come to visit her very two weeks which she looks forward to. Clare has been out several times this month, on one trip we went to Portishead and had a great time; it was lovely to see Clare out and having fun. She has also been on regular trips to McDonald's and to the local shops to buy her ginger beer and chocolates. Clare has been helping with the dishes in the kitchen.
Michael has been going out every day to different places in the van and then going for a lovely walk. Michael has been tidying his bedroom every day and vacuuming the carpet. He has also been helping to get his meals ready in the kitchen with assistance from staff.
1 January 2013 Outreach support
Outreach support to individuals with ABI or who have behaviors that challenge is a rapidly growing area of support for New Bridges.
Outreach workers are experienced care staff who will offer bespoke packages of outreach and community access support to individuals living in their own homes. Services to date have included support with doctor or medical appointments, activities in house, befriending and social activities, going on holiday, or longer trips such as London, assistance with voluntary or work placement support, and cycling, walking, riding, shopping etc as required.
Varying levels of hours, types of support and staffing can be provided. New Bridges can offer support with transport in this area too if required.
RECENT NEWS FROM NEW BRIDGES
New Bridges Specialist Care has developed links with Leaves of Hope Charity who support Belarusian children in orphanages. The management team are travelling out to Belarus in June to do some voluntary work in refurbishing one of the nurseries in the orphanage. New Bridges have been fund raising to provide the materials needed to do the painting, as well as taking toys, and clothes etc. over for the children.
The Team going are:
Teresa Beggs, Tina Donovan, Alan Morriss, Matt Caple, Andrea Osborne, Chris Baldwin, Richard Tiplady, Rebecca Hyde, Simon Meacham, Tom Roche
April 2013 Woodside and the Elms
Hello there everyone and welcome to Spring here at Woodside and the Elms
With the snow gone and those cold days of winter behind us it’s time to look forward to the spring and summer here at Woodside
We have got lots of plans for this forthcoming spring and summer from planting up the new border down by the Workshop to trips out to the coast for beach combing and picnics, and of course lots of trips to our local in Cwmbran,
it’s been a quiet few months and I know all our residents are really looking forward to getting out and blowing all those winter blues away
It’ Been A long Cold Winter! Let’s hope it’s going to be a long hot Summer fingers crossed
A lot has happened since our last news letter Jessica our little ray of sunshine has sadly moved on to new accommodation in Cardiff and will be missed by staff and residents alike, we all wish her well and hope she will visit us from time to time
The workshop is in full swing with some lovely items being made by our residents and we have an array of Bird boxes and Tables for sale soon we have even started to make driftwood wall clocks, Darren was our first resident to make one, something special for his sister I am sure she will really like what Darren has made for her See pictures in the Gallery
Lawrence has been on the phone constantly to Newport City Council informing them of the fly tipping in the lane running up to Woodside and they have thanked him for keeping them up to date
The Poly tunnel we lost last year has now been replaced and the new one is all most ready for summer (this one has been concreted in, just to make sure we don’t loose it)
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