Learning skills and spending time with friends – Activity hub and gym launched

Activity Hub opening in Bardney

We now have a fantastic new Home From Home Care activity hub in Bardney! 

The hub hosts a huge range of activities for individuals to get involved with, in addition to the many daily events and activities in and around the community.

There is something for everyone with a packed programme of events including swimming, film nights, board games, a book club, pamper nights, a disco… and much more! 

What’s more, we’ve also redeveloped The Coach House in Dorrington as a new events space, indoor gym and basketball court!

“I love the energy that the activity hub provides”

As soon as the doors opened in June, the hub proved its value as a home for several ‘beat the heat’ activities during the sweltering heatwave. There was water messy play, water basketball and even a water fight! 

For our summer fair, there was flag and bunting decorating, hamper making for the neighbours of Cherry Tree Lodge in Ruskington, clay pottery making and science sessions. 

We also supported an individual who had previously been reluctant to get into the pool to go swimming for the first time!  

That’s what the activity hub is all about: Supporting individuals to access rewarding activities that may previously have been unavailable to them. 

Claire, TRACS Wellbeing Manager at Home From Home Care, said:

“While we have our fantastic activity hub, activities are not exclusively held in the hub. We go into the homes to deliver workshops directly to the individuals. We also hold events in the local community by hiring out halls or whatever each individual needs to be able to partake in a range of activities that work for them.

“I love the energy that the activity hub provides. The fact that we’re able to do this for all of our individuals, anywhere, any time and in any which way. That diverse thinking works really well.”

“We have a really good time!”

So far, the activity hub has hosted splat painting, a Wimbledon themed day of tennis, sock puppet making, sports day,  a visit from a magician, animal handling and circus tricks.

Individuals have also tried their hand at junk modelling, art attack, cookie baking, Zumba, sand play, biscuit decorating, bird feeder making and outside games.

Zoe, Activity Hub Assistant Manager, said:

“The activity hub is open seven days a week. We do loads of different activities from planting and arts and crafts, to baking. Also, on Friday evenings every week we’ve started Club 53 which is a disco.

“The activity hub is a great opportunity for our individuals to learn new skills, spend time with friends and meet new people. It’s also a good opportunity for our colleagues to share their passions and pass their skills on to the individuals.” 

And it’s not just our colleagues who are getting involved to help put on the sessions. Ann, a parent of one of our individuals, said:

“I’ve been doing a music session for the past six months. One of the most wonderful things is when one of the individuals will get up,  jump around and join in with their instruments. We have a really good time!”

If you’d like to help support our individuals to follow their passions and interests with a career like no other, head over to our job vacancies page or contact us now.

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