People we support and members of the Pro-Active Committee had an amazing time at the beginning of March on their trip to the Butlin’s Soul Weekender in Bognor Regis.
Everyone partied, danced, stayed up very late, tried a silent disco, went into a mosh pit on the dance floor, tried new activities, met new people, ate to their hearts content, and even braved the elements for a windy stroll along the beach.
Quite a number of comments were received from members of the public on the way people were being supported, with one lady saying she had a daughter in a care home and wished she had support that was as good as the support provided by Active Prospects’ staff. Many people stopped to talk to staff or find out who we were, with one person asking how to become a support worker as it looked so much fun!
Some of the people we support who went on the trip had complex needs, and staff ensured that each of them had the best time and did what they wanted to do, when and how they wanted to do it regardless of their disability. In addition to the Support Workers who accompanied the people we support, a number of staff from Head Office also voluntarily gave up their weekend to attend and assist, which was much appreciated by the paid staff supporting the trip.
This trip was one of many events and activities that have been planned by the Pro-Active Committee to provide people we support with opportunities to lead really full and active lives. These activities are enabled by grant funding received from The People’s Health Trust in 2017, which helps to reduce the costs to participants.