March 2021 – What have our homes been up to?

Check out what the people we support got up to in March.

Our homes celebrated St David’s Day and St Patrick’s Day

The people we support at Bargoed Hall, Ty Nant, Ty Nyddfa House, Bluetts House, Troed y Bryn, St Helens House, Ty Newydd and Ty Cudd all joined in with celebrations. They dressed up, made Lamb Cowl, leek and potato soup, scones and Welsh cakes, created artwork, and decorated their homes!

Check out the celebrations for St Patrick’s Day at Chetwynd Road! Everyone wore green, decorated the home with banners, the Irish flag, pots of gold and rainbows. The day was filled with Irish music, dancing and a green styled party in the evening!

The people we support enjoyed World Wildlife Day

Honeywood and Meesons Lodge had great fun celebrating World Wildlife Day. At Meesons Lodge, this year’s theme was forests and sustainability. They created an amazing sensory forest experience and also looked at different 3D animal pictures. Honeywood made a footprint canvas and coloured in different animal masks!

Everyone celebrated women!

In March, the people we support and team members celebrated women and mothers on International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day.

For International Women’s Day, Achieve together held an online event where the people we support could prepare performances about women, sing or dance, create artwork, recite a poem or even do some acting. Everyone also had great fun dressing up as famous women that they look up to! (Check out more about our International Women’s Day event here.)

For Mother’s Day, the people we support at Cecil Court made some gorgeous Mother’s Day cards and enjoyed learning some new craft skills!

Rob from Bargoed Hall enjoyed making a personalised card, while Nathan from Ty Cudd gifted his mum some beautiful flowers, a card and chocolates which were very well received!

There were some lockdown birthdays and special milestones

Maddy from Ty Nant celebrated his birthday – he spent the morning opening his presents and trying on some cool new clothes.

Terry from Ty Gorsaf celebrated his 60th birthday!

Derek from Ty Nyddfa Lodge celebrated his special day and enjoyed lots of treats.

Conrad from Acorn House celebrated his birthday with housemates and together they enjoyed an amazing Chinese takeaway banquet!

Our team and the people we support at Bargoed Hall celebrated 13 years of the home being open!

Our homes acknowledged World Down Syndrome Day and Epilepsy Awareness Day

It was great to see so many people helping to raise awareness of Down syndrome by joining in with the Lots Of Socks campaign. Check out some of the colourful socks worn by team members and people we support at Ruby House and Ty Nyddfa House!

There was also a sock competition at Chetwynd Road – everyone had a great time and even won some sweets!

The people we support at Honeywood, Meesons Lodge, 22a & 22b Carden Avenue and Chetwynd Road celebrated Purple Day to help raise awareness of epilepsy.

Honeywood and Meesons Lodge wore purple, made purple cupcakes, interacted with purple sensory items, coloured and painted in purple, and made purple masks!

Carden Avenue raised money for Epilepsy Society and enjoyed a purple party in aid of Purple Day. The people we support also prepared gifts as a thank you for those who donated, what a lovely gesture!

 

Chetwynd Road wore purple, decorated the home, played games and made cakes which were decorated in purple!

Not to mention, all of this happened…

Ty Cudd and Llwyndyrys enjoyed getting out and about for their daily exercise!

At Acorn House, Conrad put his artistic flare to use by spray painting the outdoor summer house wall! While it was sunny, Colleen helped to paint the garden furniture and prepared the bathtub in the garden for some planting. Everyone enjoyed playing some outdoor games in the garden too!

 

Bluetts House made some delicious dishes in lockdown! Our team have been motivating the people we support to get involved in cooking their own meals.

Roger, Maureen and Mark from Birmingham Road had a great time playing some games for Red Nose Day!

Tracy from Cecil Court completed a 4.75km walk wearing her Red Nose Day headband to show her support. Well done Tracy!

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