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.
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People across Guildford are invited to take a step back in time at a 1940s themed event.
The 1940s themed event, which will be held at Burchatts Farm, is open to anyone over 60 living in Guildford and the surrounding areas.
Staff and customers from Surrey Choices are gearing up to get in the saddle and raise money for the charity Breast Cancer Now.
Surrey Choices will be supporting staff and customers to take part in Wear it Pink Day by completing a spinathon, cycling the distance from Woking to Brighton, and back.
A member of staff braved the shave to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Surrey Choices staff and customers from across the county got into the fundraising spirit, and held coffee mornings at seven of its centres.
A series of Paralympic style sporting fun days have been held across Surrey to mark the 2nd birthday of an organisation who supports hundreds of people every day.
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Customers from Surrey Choices demonstrate the skills they have learnt from Rebound Therapy at a presentation day.
Surrey Choices introduced Rebound Therapy sessions in September 2015, and it has proved to be extremely beneficial to customers.
Rebound Therapy is the use of trampolines to provide therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of support needs. As well as providing a variety of health and fitness benefits, Rebound Therapy also helps to build confidence and develop communication skills, whilst in a fun and sociable environment.
This event took place on Saturday 3 September 2016
A dance group with a difference from Surrey is preparing to take centre stage at a national event being hosted by the Mayor of London to showcase inclusive sports and disability arts.
Surrey Choices Rhythmic Collision Dance Company, which comprises of 14 dancers with learning and physical disabilities, will perform at the opening of the National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival.
The festival, which takes place on September 3, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, just four days before the Rio 2016 Paralympics, is a family-friendly free event showcasing inclusive sports and arts.