We love any reason to have a celebration at our homes and this year is no exception. Last month, we held an end of summer garden party with a fancy dress theme; after all, everyone loves to dress up! Our dedicated team of staff worked hard to put this together for our service users, ensuring that they enjoyed themselves while celebrating the end of the summer season. Our fantastic support worker Kirsty Owen worked hard to pull this all together, coming up with the idea, arranging the decorations and inviting service users from our other homes to Ashby House to come and join in with the fun.
We love to have opportunities for our service users to socialise, not only within their own homes but with our staff and service users from other homes in their area. After all, communication and connections lead to increased wellbeing for our service users. We also invited our service user’s friends and family to our special day to celebrate with us, allowing them to make precious memories with their loved ones.
As you can see from the photos, everyone had a wonderful time! Our team hired a huge colourful bouncy castle and inflatable slide for the garden which had party goers bouncing around for hours. All of our staff, service users and guests dressed up in different costumes and it was great to see what everyone was wearing; Kirsty and Natalia dressed up as local Greggs workers to help deliver some delicious sweet treats.
An amazing spread of food was put together with sandwiches, pastries and cakes for everyone to enjoy and music and laughter kept the party going all afternoon. Our service users had such a great time, and can’t stop talking about the fun they had. So much so, that we are already planning our next party!