November at Amber Day Service
DAY SERVICE NEWS!
Our support is always centred around individual client’s requirements and because of this we recently introduced Bag Books into the Day Service. Bag Books is the only charity in the world publishing multi sensory books for people with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities. Stories are told through voice and emotion and with the use of various props. Congratulations to Sian, Karen, Louisa and James who completed their Bag Books training with the help of some of our clients who really enjoyed their stories!
At the Day Service support changes with the seasons and we have purchased lots of sensory activity items and games for our clients to enjoy when the cold winter months set in; some fun activities include Gelli-Baff which turns water into colourful goo and then back again! And some of our old favourites including Giant Snakes and Ladders.
Animal Therapy is an activity which has grown and grown within our Day Service and now incorporates horse riding! Equine Therapy helps our clients in many aspects including building confidence, and trust and helps our clients in learning about boundaries. There is a connection between the horse and rider and these sessions target areas such as communication and behavioural skills. There are a few clients who go to these sessions including John who said ‘I enjoyed the horse riding on the horse named Dudley. I would like to go again next week.’ We now go on a regular basis and often take carrots for the horses called Marcus, Dudley, Duke and Jack!
We love the build up to Christmas and have started preparing for our Christmas Concert. We have chosen some of our favourite Christmas songs to sing and cant wait to perform them to you! Why not join us on 11th December at 11:30 at the Court Leet, Bromsgrove, don’t forget to bring your Christmas hats and jingle bells!
As you can imagine we have been extra busy in Amber Workshop with orders for Christmas items coming in thick and fast! We have made Rudolf Wash Sets, handmade Christmas cards, felted soap and lots of other festive gifts!
Visit our Amber Workshop Facebook page to keep up to date with our art and craft activities, and see what we are up to! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/AmberWorkshopCIC