The Programmes have been developed to meet the needs of individual residents, promoting the skills and self-confidence needed for independence. They cover:

Personal: Self-care, budgeting, cooking, housekeeping, sewing, gardening, nutrition and exercise.

Self development: self-awareness and esteem; personal development sessions and spiritual growth; hobbies, informal study of personal interests, care of domestic animals (hens and cat). A professional artist tutors weekly, and guest speakers inform residents of supports available in the wider community.

Employment and education: basic computer skills, attendance at suitable activities, and educational courses with a variety of providers can lead into voluntary and part-time work.

Recreational opportunities: arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, social outings, swimming and walking.


Skills programme and household shopping, on Tuesday mornings
Swimming at Pioneer Pool, every Tuesday afternoon
Art sessions, weekly on Wednesday (June Pearson)
Guest speakers, on Wednesday afternoon
Gardening, every Thursday morning
Appreciating Me continues to run on Thursday afternoon
Exercises or city walk for approximately 1 hour every Friday morning and Monday afternoon
Visit to CCC library and shopping mall every Friday
Dietician visits 6 weekly and Foot Care Nurse 8 weekly
Some residents attend Spreydon Baptist Church Sunday service and the Tuesday Night Fellowship