November 2020 – What have our homes been up to?

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

Remembrance Day

November 8th brought us Remembrance Sunday and the 11th was Remembrance Day. And even though this November was very different to most due to COVID-19, the people we support got into the spirit of things.

Bowermount Road worked together to decorate their wall with a Remembrance Day mural.

Bower mount road wall decoration remembrance day wall decoration

The people at Ty Coedwig got creative with their poppies and made it into a cross to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Ty Coedwig with their remembrance day contribution  Ty Coedwig Remembrance Day decorationTy Coedwig welsh social care service remembrance day

Sandylee House and Acres View got creative and made little Poppy Soldiers for their window as well as some colouring and home decorations.

Acres View home decorations remembrance day home decorations at acres view social care service uttoxeter sandylee house social care service poppys Remembrance day at sandylee house social care service social care service sandylee house poppy tribute poppys at sandylee house social care service poppy at social care service sandyleehouse

Honeywood made some commemorative arts and crafts. They were also supported to observe the 2 minutes silence to pay their respects to those that lost their lives at war.

Honeywood individual making paper plate poppies Honeywood individual making paper plate poppies

Chetwynd Road’s Science Night

The people at Chetwynd Road put their ‘Einstein’ hats on and enjoyed some cool experiments. Everyone got involved!

First up, they did a pepper and soap trick. To do this they put pepper on top of the water and then put their finger into a little bit of soap. When you put your finger in the water, the pepper moves away. This highlighted the importance of washing hands! You can see more resources about that here.

Pepper and soap experiment handwashing lesson Handwashing lesson at chetwynds road social care service

Next, they did a trick with some skittles and water. It took a few minutes to work but as you can see, the colouring runs from the skittles and makes a rainbow. They enjoyed this one a lot.

Chetwynds Road social care service Skittles rainbow experiment at social care service

Finally, they made a volcano, with vinegar and sodium bicarbonate. Sophie enjoyed helping the staff to decorate this and everyone then sat around the table to watch.

Volcano experiment social care service volcano experiment at chetwynd road social care service

Cwrt-Y-Bella’s Activities

Our Welsh services Cwrt-Y-Bella kept busy throughout November. Pre-lockdown, Amanda had a great time visiting Caerphilly Castle.

Person at Caerphilly Castle

Since lockdown, Alex celebrated his birthday in style with a party at the service with his housemates.

Person with balloon celebrating birthday

Harwich House’s Clean Up

Over at Harwich House, they decided to have a good tidy up. We reckon now might just be the perfect time for it!

Ty Coedwig’s Achievements

Congratulations to Alex at Ty Coedwig who passed his Football Leaders Award for coaching football!

Alex from Ty Coedwig with football certificate

And a big well done to those of you who took part in a zoom cooking class.

People at Ty Coedwig holding Zoom cooking certificate

Christmas Celebrations Have Begun!

We’ve been thrilled to see so many of you starting the Christmas celebrations a little early this year. Check out a selection of our favourite festive moments below, featuring some of our people from The Droveway and Rivendell.