Sandal’s little helpers show true Christmas spirit!
Heathcotes services have been getting into the festive spirit with various Christmas activities at home and abroad.
The staff and service users at Heathcotes Sandal always enjoy getting creative with arts and crafts. The season of goodwill presented the perfect excuse to produce some beautiful home-made decorations, including snowmen, Santas, trees, Xmas puddings, Rudolfs and stockings. The services resembled Christmas Eve in Lapland as Sandal’s little helpers worked overtime to get ready for the countdown to December 25th. Similar scenes are happening at Heathcotes service nationwide as anticipation builds towards the big day.
Heathcotes Morley decided to celebrate Christmas with all the trimmings as service users and staff pulled on some eye-catching knitwear and headed out for a feast at a local restaurant. The outing gave the staff a chance to reflect on their year and provided a very positive social experience for the service users. It proved to be a very enjoyable occasion, just in time for Christmas!
JS, a service user at Heathcotes Mansfield, decided to go a little further afield in search of festive fun. Germany is renowned for its Christmas markets and cities across the UK now attempt to replicate their magic every year, but there’s no substitute for the real thing. JS expressed a desire to visit an authentic German Christmas market, so staff at Heathcotes Mansfield arranged for him to travel to Cologne. Support Workers accompanied JS on a ferry trip to the continent and a tour of this historic city. JS loved the seasonal atmosphere of the market and he also took time to enjoy Cologne’s magnificent Gothic cathedral as well as the city’s popular Schokoladen Museum, offering the chance to sample all kinds of chocolate treats!
Heathcotes would like to wish all of our service users and staff a Merry Christmas – 2018 has been a memorable year and we look forward to exciting times ahead in 2019!