Monthly Archives: March 2011

An Afternoon Full of Surprises

Kaz Mayes – Deputy Manager Day Services After working here for twelve years I thought that nothing could surprise me, but today was a first!  A lady came in with a big pull-along suitcase and a large plastic pet carry … Continue reading

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Emotional Tour

Angela Protain – Day Centre Manager I showed a group of visitors around the day centre yesterday evening from the Church next door, lovely people.  It happened to me again, I always feel quite emotional when talking about our clients … Continue reading

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Art Attack!

Ben Richardson – Activities Worker Watch the below video clip for the rather frustrating if not amusing attempt by one of our regular artist’s from Art Space to turn the raised platform in the St Martin-in-the-Fields church yard into a … Continue reading

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Combating Stress

Wyn Newman – User Involvement & Development Manager It seems as if I wrote my last blog a couple of days ago but it was a week ago. Today was the second Coping with Stress Group, only one person could … Continue reading

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Stress Busters

Wyn Newman – User Involvement & Development Manager Denise, Philippa and I started the Coping with Stress Workshops today. 6 people attended and we got some very positive feedback at the end of the session. We have been planning this … Continue reading

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Finding an Oasis of Calm During a Busy Day

Ben is on holiday this week so I am covering his art session. There were 10 people in the art room. It was a bit noisy and unfocused at first but it soon settled down. I managed to get around … Continue reading

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Insightful School Visit

We were visited by a school, Sandy Lodge, this afternoon. The arrived to see the end of the Streetwise Opera workshop. Rob and Nicola from Streetwise rehearsed and staged a short scene from Aida, which some of the group have … Continue reading

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Soup Run Discussion

I took the minutes for an interesting discussion this lunchtime. Beki and Niall from our outreach team organised a meeting to ask people about the service. One of the people who attended was full of praise for the help he … Continue reading

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Gray’s Anatomy

Wyn Newman – User Involvement & Development Manager Colin brought some visitors around from Belfast this morning. We talked about how we try to keep the building a safe place and sometimes that means barring people from the building. It … Continue reading

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The Importance of Blogging

Wyn Newman – User Involvement & Development Manager You have to keep up with this blogging! I have left it for a few days and have got out of practice. I don’t know where to start. It is Friday again … Continue reading

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