Our supported living services are full of activities with a busy calendar of group cooking classes, exercise, health and nutrition workshops, 1-2-1 time and occupational therapy to suit everyone’s needs and help our residents to reach their recovery goals. Here are just some of the recent highlights from life at Helena’s House:
Residents at Helena’s House had a brilliant time celebrating Chinese New Year by cooking some traditional Chinese dishes. One resident also designed an amazing board to promote the activity! Happy Chinese New Year 🐯
Residents and staff at Helena’s House have decorated the service with some creepy decorations ready for Halloween💀
Helena’s House have been embracing nature for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 by creating a “Positivi-Tree” to share inspirational messages: “Never give up hope even in the darkest days. The darkness will fade and the sun will return to shine bright.”
Helena’s House took the opportunity to recognise one of their residents for their kindness and support at the first Residents’ Meeting of 2021. They also named their “Domestic Champion”, presented “Special Effort” awards and welcomed some new team members.
The last month has seen all residents participating in the new food group and next month our Resident Activity Champion is focusing on physical health with suggestions such as a basketball tournament. Well done to everyone at Helena’s!
One of our residents was delighted to win the Encircle Christmas Card Competition and also became the Helena’s House “Resident Representative” to be the voice for those residents who may not wish to speak up, commenting on the new role Catrina, Service Manager comments: “It’s important to have various avenues for residents to share their opinions and ideas. This new role is another way to ensure everyone has the opportunity to feedback, XX is very supportive of her peers and will excel in her new role.”
Helena’s House also appointed the title of ‘Groundsman’ to one of our residents who enjoys tending to the garden. Another resident was appointed as “Activity Champion” for her enthusiasm for Occupational Therapy and all things fun and there are plans for more resident roles in the future!
Residents also enjoyed making their own festive mugs to open on Christmas morning and a member of the public donated Christmas presents! Thank you for thinking of us!