October – What have our homes been up to?

Autumn is upon us! Which means everyone including the people we support are starting to retreat inside again. Check out how they’ve been staying entertained as the chilly days have drawn in.

Black History Month

Achieve together endeavours to celebrate Black History Month annually in order to appreciate the variety within black cultures around the world and bring awareness to the plight of black people in modern-day.

We split the activities into different areas of the world




America and the UK

Check out what Meesons Lodge did for Black History Month below:


Meesons Lodge had a yellow party to raise awareness for #HelloYellow which aims to raise awareness of Mental Health. You can read our latest Mental Health blog here.

social care service meesons lodge wear yellow for mental health october #Helloyellow campaign at meesons lodge social care service Sensory activites at Meesons Lodge social care service Yellow activities for #helloyellow campaign at social care service mental health activities at social care service meesons lodge

Eastbourne Road get together for a Macmillan Coffee Morning. Read more about it here.

Zoe from Rivendell ‘braved the shave’ and donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust. Read more about it here.

Zoe raising money for charity in social care service Zoe shaving her head for charity

World Heart Day

Meesons Lodge also celebrate World Heart Day at the end of September by doing activities that improve your heart health. The people supported learnt about foods that are good for the heart and exercised in the garden.

Football for world heart day at social care service Berries for World Heart Day at Meesons Lodge social care service Healthy smoothies at meesons lodge social care service

Other activities

Gavin from Sail Close decided he wanted to grow tomatoes in his garden. He used to be a gardener for the Queen at Sandringham Hosue in Norfolk. His keyworker Jenny has her own allotment and knows a lot about gardening, so he supported him in choosing and purchasing the tomato seeds.

He tended to his crops daily and showed real motivation with taking care of them. As the harvest is upon us, Gavin now has plenty of tomatoes to share with others at Sail Close. He has grown two varieties this year including Plum and Sunrise tomatoes.

Service user at sail close social care service grows his own tomatoes

Acorn House banded together and put their artistic hats on to create a dream board. The people we support created these boards to display the things they would like to do or achieve in the future.

A mood board by a social care service dream boards for ambitions and dreams by service users dream board making at social care service Mood board making at social care service

The Key Workers at Manor Barn put together a fantastic Tapas and Mocktail party for the gentlemen. They enjoyed the delicious foods and had fun ordering mocktails from the staff at the ‘bar’.

Tapas at Manor Barn social care service The party menu at manor barn social care serviceMocktail bar at Manor Barn social care service Mocktail Party Manor barn social care service

The people at Ty Coedwig are enjoying the last of the good weather by forming a bike club. It has really helped them stay active and enjoy time outside together.

Ty Coedwig Bike Club Social Care Service Service users form a bike club

Manor Barn kept their spirits up by holding a Pub Quiz. After some tough questions, Charlie was the winner and was very pleased with his box of Heroes.

Manor Barn Pub Quiz social care service Charlie the winner at social care service

Hersham Road get creative and give their walls a bit of a revamp!

New decorations at Hersham Road People decorating the wall at Hersham Road Paintings at Hersham Road social care service New decorating at social care service