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Social inclusion: It’s everyone’s responsbility

By Rob Laffan Imagine you could only communicate within a space no bigger than your living room. Imagine what that isolation would feel like and the frustration you would experience due to the limitation of not being able to reach out and connect with the world around you. Unfortunately, this is the exact condition many children and adults who are ... Read More »

Therapeutic new exercise scores with Ayrshire residents

An Ayrshire care home is offering a unique new fitness activity for its residents, which aims to keep them active both physically and socially. Every week, a group of residents along with members of staff from Bupa’s Claremont care home, in Whitletts, Ayr, partake in a non-strenuous form of exercise – a walking netball class. The class, which runs once ... Read More »

Activities and Bield Make a Perfect Marriage

A Retirement housing development in North Lanarkshire has been lit up by an array of weekly and monthly events thanks to a dedicated group of tenants, including a husband and wife team, and a hard working volunteer. Ranging from day trips, computing, craft & exercise classes to an annual holiday, tenants at Greenlawn Court, Wishaw have been working hard to ... Read More »

Teen living with Moebius Syndrome awarded national NCS role

A teenager from Sheffield living with Moebius Syndrome, an extremely rare congenital neurological disorder, has been selected for a national position at the country’s flagship youth programme, National Citizen Service (NCS). The role recognises the teenager’s huge transformation on the youth programme last summer and his contribution to the local community. Within his new role as Social Inclusion Ambassador at ... Read More »

Care home residents cone-tent with new ice cream parlour

A care home in Paisley is bringing an early taste of summer to its residents, providing them with their own traditional ice cream parlour. Bupa’s Braemount care home, on Donaldswood Road, features the innovative confectionery counter, which aims to provide a recognisable social environment for residents to relive the past and encourage the sharing of memories and stories. The ice cream ... Read More »