In our last post, we mentioned that additional funding, which allowed us to expand and develop our services to support service users in more holistic way, during these challenging times. This funding has now ended, and we are back operating our usual days and times.
We, at the Project, welcomed the easing of restrictions, as this means we have the opportunity of venturing further afield and visiting places of interest.
As a Project, we will be supporting our service users to deal with the anxieties and challenges they have been facing recently, when getting out and about and socialising. We will be delivering a range of workshops on Social Reconnecting and our activities will encourage our service users to increase social connections, feel better connected to their local community and reduce feelings of loss, loneliness and isolation.
The Project has been running small cluster groups of activities outdoors and these have included foot golf, basketball, baking, arts and crafts, cycling and many more… As April is Stress Awareness month, we are running informative and practical workshops on how to recognise stress and ways to manage this.
We also ran an Easter Competition, where we asked our service users to design a boiled egg.
Our winner was Kye with Humpty Dumpty
Below are comments that our service users have made in their small clusters……
“I was excited to come”
“Good, was weird baking outside, haven’t done that before”
“Good to be back after illness, I missed everyone”
“Great to speak and form friendships”