Leisure Activities

 A broad variety of social and recreational activities is available to all service users in the evening and at weekends and as the house is so well situated, many local facilities are within easy walking distance, for example shops, pubs, restaurants, churches, the train station, sports centre. There are 2 multiplex cinemas 10 minutes drive away and service users also enjoy various theatres within driving distance or accessible by train. In addition there are numerous groups, clubs and advocacy workshops organised by the local Partnership Board which has a very active membership and a lively programme of events.


Many activities are spontaneous at the suggestion of service users e.g. a Sunday lunch-time drink, an evening watching football at the pub, a meal at one of the local restaurants or an enjoyable session in the kitchen trying out new recipes. Staff are at hand to support individual choices within the home, e.g. computer skills, music and movie evenings, Wii console games sessions. Service users are supported to use the internet, and research holidays, tv, music and film favourites and their own personal interests.

Plenty of days out are arranged throughout the year as suggested by service users, ranging from local places of interest e.g. Windsor, Henley, Ascot, Birdworld, and the Newbury Rainforest, to trips to the coast, perhaps Brighton or Bognor. Days out in London have proved very popular, for example the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Natural History Museum and Science Museum, London Zoo, Hampton Court, and Kew Gardens and of course the London theatres.


Holidays from Staverton and Ashton are very varied, and service users select from different types of accommodation, for example hotels, caravan parks, holiday camps, farmhouses, cottages, leisure parks, festival sites and camping holidays in this country and further afield.

Each person supported by the Trust has an equal opportunity to take part in leisure activities and holidays. Any holiday or outing is purely a matter of personal preference and service users are always supported by staff they like and trust.