Our gym group from Mid Surrey were invited to perform at the Leatherhead and Dorking Gymnastics Club 40th anniversary celebrations. The Club organised an impressive show which boasted an Olympic and Paralympic theme that encompassed all age ranges and abilities in the programme.
Customers of Surrey Choices attended RHS Gardens Wisley to have a fun filled day taking the orchard harvest and preparing it for apple pressing. Our customers used their cookery skills to chop the apples to start the juicing process. This was followed by using a mincing machine before putting them in the wooden apple press.
A Surrey Choices volunteer, who is registered blind, is preparing to reach new heights by taking on a charity ascent that will see her climb the equivalent of Big Ben.
Lisa Seston, from Weybridge, will be taking on the 96m climb on Sunday 11 December to raise money for the national charity, Guide Dogs UK, which is very close to her heart.
Our active dance and drama group will be putting on a production of Joseph and the Technicoloured Dreamcoat on stage at our Guildford service.
Baking skills were put to the test as Fernleigh hosted their own charity fundraiser baking competition in their newly refurbished kitchen area.
At Surrey Choices, we are passionate about giving our customers the opportunity to voice their opinions, views and expectations about the services they receive, ensuring that the nature of their disability is not a barrier to expressing themselves. The Involvement Board run by Dexter James, is a relaxed meeting that allows customers the chance to have their ideas become reality.
Saturday 3 December 2016
Safe Havens provide out of hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress. Surrey Choices The Larches in Epsom is one of six sites that has opened in town centre locations across Surrey and North East Hampshire to residents of any district or borough within these areas.
Customers of Surrey Choices have been enjoying the chance to take part in a free 2-day outdoor team building course with Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (SOLD). The confidence building activities have taken place at SOLD venues in Guildford, Dorking and Richmond.
Customers have taken up the challenge to work together as a team to learn the art of bushcraft, have a go at archery and attempt a low ropes course. All the activities are inclusive and designed to cater for a range of abilities and needs.
The Surrey Choices Growth team, which currently has 22 members, teaches and supports people with learning disabilities, termed ‘customers’ by the team, to carry out practical tasks, helping to maintain the Surrey countryside and its public spaces.
Customers are referred to the team through their social care practitioners, working with people who have a range of different needs within a specific part of the county. There is a fixed fee to attend the group, which covers the cost of transport and enables Surrey Choices to help and support customers to achieve their goals.
The Growth team has been established for over 20 years, and has a wealth of experience in the specialist role between health and social care and countryside management.