Cool Activities in CoventryThursday 21 April, 2016
Service User Forum Inspires Social Plans
The latest Service User Forum in Coventry sparked a lively discussion about introducing new social activities for people to take part in.
The forum, chaired by Leonie, a person we support from Coventry, was attended by Service Manager Tarlochan Rathore, people we support from the local area, their support workers and their families.
‘How our services can be developed’ formed a key part of the meeting, generating a number of enthusiastic contributions.
Leonie suggested monthly games nights and karaoke evenings, whilst David was keen to offer his DJ skills as well as volunteering to help teach sign language which he knows from conversing with deaf relatives.
Tarlochan revealed he had made contact with a fitness instructor to run social ‘Keep Fit’ sessions. Meanwhile Support Worker Salma suggested themed evenings focusing on a whole range of different topics, such as group cookery sessions to learn about food from different cultures, dance, drama and beauty sessions to do facials.
David was also keen to share about an upcoming Safari trip which Peter and Stephen will also be attending and Leonie spoke about a plan for a group to go to Drayton Theme Park in the summer holidays.
“It’s always good to socialise more,” said David. Peter’s mother Doreen added that fun activities such as cooking are great not only for team building but also developing important social skills.
“The whole idea of the Real Life Options group is to empower people,” said Tarlochan as the forum drew to a close. “It’s a privilege to support you all and we’re honoured to be in a position to support you to achieve your hopes and dreams.”