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Community Care services hold their annual Project Outdoor Day

Our West Yorkshire based Community Care services recently held their annual Project Outdoor Day. The event was on Tuesday 5th June at the Bradley Wood Scout Campsite in Huddersfield.

This year the team created a fun and inclusive activity day, to suit all. There was a rope climbing course, classic fairground games to engage, problem solving, sports games, themed nature trails and much more.

Contributing to the day were four of the Community Care team’s projects. The Gardening Project, which is based at the Kirkside House service in Leeds, provided a fantastic coconut shy made by our very own service users.

The Bakery Project team, also based at Kirkside House, provided cake decorating lessons, allowing service users the opportunity to get hands on with baking. Meanwhile, the Textile Project, based at the Beacon House service in Bradford, had a stall of animal crafts giving everyone the opportunity to create their very own stuffed toy.

The event was run by the Education Project which is based at the Oxley Woodhouse service in Huddersfield. They also ran a number of entertaining team building activities that ran throughout the day. All this took place in totally exclusive 50 acres of woodland giving everyone the chance to explore a wonderful natural environment.

“For me the Project Outdoor event is the best day of the year. It is a day where all the projects combine their creativity and skills in to one, creating a fun and inclusive day for all. By far the best part of the day in the last activity, where we all get into a giant circle and play a good old game of Frisbee.

There are no support staff, or service user titles, it’s just a group of equal people standing in the sunshine having fun. And trying to catch a Frisbee of course. Perfect!!”Iain Winstanley, Education Manager

The whole day was focused around team building and socialising, working together to earn points in a competition to win the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Alongside this the Education Project linked in their ASDAN qualifications to help individual service users achieve learning goals to complete their ASDAN qualification.

Antony, a service user from Oxley Woodhouse was the overall winner on the day. Antony collected a total of 4478 points by taking part in every single activity.

“I had a great day and loved everything I did. I enjoyed the low rope course the most. It was hard work, I don’t think my support staff would be able to it as it was so hard, but I did it. And I won the prize.”Antony

Our Community Care services provide enhanced residential and supported living services for people with learning disabilities, associated complex needs and who may have behaviours that challenge. For more information about these services please visit our Community Care Services page.

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