care & support

Activities & Lifestyle

Activities Offered and Accessed

The following list is to demonstrate examples of the variety of activities which may be required and offered, but everyone who comes to Sunny Bank PRS brings their own interests, needs and wishes, so the activities / lifestyle undertaken by individuals is determined by these factors.

Specific Coping Techniques/Skills
  • Anxiety management
  • Stress control techniques
  • Self Help
Specific Therapeutic Group Activities
  • Personal Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Social Activities
Building and Developing Family And Social Networks/Friends
  • Establishing / Maintaining and reciprocating links with family and friends
  • Working on specific goals with family members
  • Involvement in community groups
Personal, Physical and Mental Health
  • Education regarding basic health care
  • Self monitoring
  • Basic first aid skills and minor emergencies
  • Assistance with health care appointments
  • Preventative care
  • Alternative therapies
  • GP. Appointments, Hospital appointments or Clinics
Community Mental Health Resources
  • Referral for specific services
Personal Care or Hygiene
  • Personal laundry
  • Personal hygiene
  • Budgeting and shopping for personal items
  • Make up/cosmetics
  • Hair care / use of hair-dressers
  • Nail care
  • Personal appearance
  • Dental care
  • Sewing repairs
Domestic or Household Activities
  • Menu planning/Healthy eating/Special diets
  • Cooking - from snacks to meals for 1 or 2 people
  • Alternative and healthy recipes
  • Preparation for special occasions
  • Shopping for food and household items
  • General household cleaning
  • Errands.
Financial Skills
  • Bill management/payment
  • Household budgeting
  • Managing Benefits
  • Personal budgeting
  • Establishing / maintaining links with family & friends
  • Establishing / maintaining links with other clients within Sunny Bank PRS service
  • Community social events
  • Social events within Sunny Bank
  • Church attendance & Related activities - Mothers Union, concerts, fairs, coffee morning, volunteering, prayer meetings, study groups
Cognitive Activities
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Memory/concentration
  • Reminiscence
Adult Education with Supported Attendance
  • Open learning
  • Evening/day classes
  • College courses
  • Study timetables
Special Interests and Hobbies
  • Individual or group - Computer, Music, Woodwork, Model making, Art/crafts
  • Letter writing, Reading and Gardening
  • Community interest based groups
Community Groups
  • Age related
  • Projects
  • Physical and Mental health Special Needs Groups
  • Charity based - Rotary clubs
Use Of Community Services or Facilities
  • Transport and travel
  • Health centres
  • Libraries
  • Banks
  • Post offices
  • Building societies
  • Supermarkets and specialised shops
  • Galleries and museums
  • Town hall
  • Local Authority departments
  • Social Services resources
  • Cafes, restaurants or pubs
  • Public Services
  • Chemist
  • Community Centres
  • Leisure centre facilities
  • Church
  • Accessing resources - Employment support, e.g. Bury Employment, Support Training (BEST) and the Job Centre, etc
  • Establishing a work routine
  • Accessing courses
  • Application forms/interviews
  • Voluntary work.
  • Exercised Based - Leisure centres/facilities, Community health walks, Megabowl, Gym, Toning Tables, Swimming, Football/team sports, Badminton etc., Table Tennis
  • Non Exercised Based - Planning holidays, Theatre, Cinema, Concerts, etc., Bingo, Places of interest and Meals out
Residents or Tenants Meeting
  • These are held approximately every 5 weeks, and provide an opportunity for clients present to make suggestions, comments and decisions about their ifestyle, review procedures, health and safety issues, etc.

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