Football Fun

If you don’t like football, look away now! Today’s story is about how we take something really simple, the premier league table, and turn it into a meaningful numeracy and literacy exercise. Tom loves football. And he knows that if you like football too, then there’s only one thing to talk about. He’s always up […]

Eyes down for Bingo

JJ gets super-excited about bingo. And we can see why. Relaxed, safe and friendly would just about sum it up. His weekly trip down to Swansea is carefully managed. With a set limit on how much he can spend, there’s never an issue when, perhaps inevitably, he doesn’t win anything. But it’s not about the […]

Brilliant Baking

Life Skills come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. For Tom and Dawid, Fridays are college days and for them, this means cookery classes. Obviously, cooking is an essential life skill but it’s not something that everyone is necessarily good at or interested in. As it happens, both the boys seem to have the […]

Listen Up!

We’re always looking for ways to improve our website and how we communicate. To this end, we’ve added a new feature to our site this week; the ability to listen to all our pages. At the bottom of each page you’ll see a ‘play’ button along with the text, “Listen to this article”. Hit the […]

Planning Ahead

The late, great comedian Spike Milligan once said he hated plans because without them nothing could go wrong. Whilst this may have worked for him, in the real world nothing could be further from the truth. Making plans is completely fundamental to everything we do. And for very good reasons. For anyone with a learning […]

Biking Heaven

When a combination of things come together, a good outcome can become a really great one! This week we ventured up to Pembrey Country Park, a venue our service users are very familiar with. But the newly created National Closed Road Circuit is a massive bonus to those who love their cycling. And Alex loves his […]

Happy Six Nations

With the annual Six Nations rugby tournament starting today, we took the opportunity to get in the spirit with a person-centered card game. We took the ‘Happy Families’ game and morphed it into the sport we know a number of our service users love. The result was an hour of brilliant fun, great conversation and […]

Annual Inspections

Every year each of our facilities gets a random inspection from the Care Inspectorate Wales. These are vital in telling us, our residents’ families and the local authority how things are progressing. Our latest inspection was of our residential home in Mynyddygarreg. You can read the full report here. An inspection typically lasts a whole […]

A Weekly Favourite

It seems that getting fit isn’t just a January thing for residents of our Mynyddygarreg residential home. Our service users play a full part in deciding what they do each week and going to the gym is a consistent weekly favourite. Encouraged and supported by our diverse staff team, Adrian and JJ thoroughly enjoy their […]

New Years Resolutions

For many of us, January is the traditional month to start something new, change a behaviour or simply make a fresh start. And for many of our service users it’s the perfect time of year to re-double efforts to become healthier and as a consequence, happier. This week we followed Amanda and Rhodri to two […]