Festive outing for Firsbrook customers
A group of customers from one of our supported living schemes got in the festive spirit this week with a visit to Birmingham’s German market.
Support workers Amanda Hill and Kath Gandy from Firsbrook House, Wolverhampton, accompanied eight residents to the popular attraction as part of their re-enablement programme.
Amanda said: “We take a group of customers to the market every year and it’s always a good experience. Some of our residents have never caught a tram or train and others can get anxious in crowded situations so the trip is a fun way of boosting confidence and improving their life skills.
“The day out gives customers an opportunity to buy gifts or just enjoy the atmosphere of the market and they especially like being able to buy things to eat!”
Customer Ali said: “There’s a really nice atmosphere at the market. I want to walk around and get some exercise and just soak it all up.”
Rachel added: “I’m hoping to buy something smart for an interview at the City of Wolverhampton College – as well as get a hotdog!” while Colin said he planned to buy a winter scarf to ward off the winter coughs and colds he often caught.
And Sam, added: “The visit is a good idea and rounds off a great week out for me as I’ve also had afternoon tea with the Mayor of Wolverhampton because of my role as a community champion for Midland Heart.”