ContentPage_StaffLearning opportunities, social events, and relaxing therapies

We firmly believe that the right programme of daily activities, carefully structured with each individual in mind, can make a real difference to our residents’ quality of life.

That’s we offer a wide range of activities designed to help maintain existing skills and develop new ones. Different activities have different goals — to promote relaxation, to provide an appropriate amount of stimulation, and even to facilitate social contact, depending on the individual and what we know about their needs, preferences, and abilities.

 

Therapeutic activities

Aromatherapy This therapy promotes relaxation and communication whilst acknowledging the sensory sensitivities experienced by many autistic people.

Sensory room With a wide range of sensory equipment, this room provides a place for calm reflection and relaxation, either in complete silence or with music of their choice.

 

Indoor activities

Crafts Our residents are able to express their creativity and develop skills in a casual, relaxed and fun environment.

Music We have a wide range of instruments including percussion, guitars and keyboards. Residents also enjoy karaoke, movement, and dancing.

Cookery Residents enjoy helping in the preparation of meals for some of the on site residential houses, and in the everyday running of our main kitchen.

Swimming Swimming in our own heated pool provides a degree of freedom and buoyancy to those that are less able, and is an excellent form of exercise for all our residents.

 

Outdoor activities

Gardening Residents help grow vegetables in our garden which are then harvested and used in our kitchens.

Hiking Stroud Court is ideally located for a huge variety of countryside walks. On site, we have our own woodland trail with picnic areas.

Skiing We visit the manmade slopes in Gloucester once a week where groups are spilt into varying capabilities from beginners to the more advanced skiers.

Bike riding There is plenty of safe space within our grounds for gentle cycle rides and we regularly organise trips to local cycle paths.

Horse riding With excellent facilities and a wide range of horses and ponies, our local riding school has extensive experience in supporting people with special needs.

 

Days out, picnics, and special events

Days out form a key part of our schedule of events and include visits to local animal and wildlife parks, as well as boat trips, sailing, day trips to the beach, picnics and.

We also hold regular social events for residents, their families and staff. Traditional holidays such as Hallowe’en, Firework Night, Christmas, Harvest Festival and Easter are celebrated here, and our local vicar hosts multi-denominational services with us throughout the year.