Surrey Choices will be taking a look at what it can do for the well-being and good mental health of it’s customers, staff and partner organisations as we launch our ‘Smile Your Blues Away’ month. We will be exploring a mix of ways to improve your well-being and happiness over four weeks of helpful hints and tips.
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.