We encourage our members to focus on their abilities and to undertake work and activities that is fulfilling and interesting to each individual. This helps each person to keep active, socially engaged and mobile. Through our activities and occasional outings, we try to ensure that our members have the same opportunities as everyone else, enjoying social interaction, having new experiences and challenges. We never set limits on any person’s individual potential.
We work with our members to develop existing skills and gain new ones that empower their independence and boost their self-confidence and self-esteem whilst at Haven Day Centre and outside of Haven Day Centre in the community.
Some of our activities
- Crafts, this encourages fine motor skills, allows members to express their creativity and calms and soothes members.
- Computer work, this meets some members intellectual needs and can relax some individuals when listening to music or watching videos.
- Contracts work, this gives our members a feeling self-worth having a job that they can do with a purpose, we do contracts work for Tim Tiley Ltd, a family run Christian print and gift wholesaler also based in Bristol.
- Music, music relaxes many individuals and also stimulates the mind, triggering memories from a different time in their life. During music sessions we also dance encouraging exercise and promoting healthy activities.
As well as many other activities, we are always keen to try new things too!
Comments from our members following two summer BBQ’s:
I had a lovely burger, it was great. The best I have had in a long time. The strawberry gateaux was superb. It was a shame we couldn’t sit outside but I had a nice day. – EO
Compliments to the chefs. – SG
I had a nice time. I liked the food. – LA
It was good. The food was nice. – DE
I liked the BBQ but there were a lot of wasps. – DR