At York House we care for individuals with learning disabilities of a wide range aging from 30 – 82. We emphasise and practice that each individual has that right to live their life how they wish to.
We went out and bought ball gowns and suits. We decorated our lounge in love hearts, confetti, tea lights, balloon archway, laid on food with drinks and chocolate fountain. Jazzed up with photo booth, communication games, guess how many love hearts in the jar, disco.
The people living in the home joined in with raising money, by doing:
- Sponsored walk from Holland to Clacton pier and back
- Sponsored hair shave
- Pyjama day
- Cake baking
- Selling red noising to community
- Out and about advertising handing leaflets out
- Made tea to people in community
- Got involved with table top sale
- Advertised on radio and in paper
The Staff organized an Easter egg hunt, which was very enjoyable for all. The people living in the home were encouraged to bake their own hot cross buns.
Our vision is that every individual in our care reaches his or her full potential with our help. We promote independence at home and out in the community, we challenge them with their chosen goals and achievements.
When we had asked individuals what was their goal in life, some said that they would like to go out in the community and work. Here at York House we have set up tasks to help prepare these individuals to engage and to challenge them to fulfil their goals. On a Friday morning we have set up a coffee and chat morning where this is their time to express and communicate their wishes and achievements of the week and catch up on any new goals or skills would like to under take.