Free Activity Boxes Created to Support Adults with Learning Difficulties
Written by Chris Harris on April 17, 2020
Free activity boxes worth up to £30 each have been created to support adults with learning disabilities living in isolation in Northampton.
Brookside, an award-winning provider of day services and opportunities to help adults live independent lives, has created the activity boxes to reach out to those currently unable to access services in Northampton due to the government’s social distancing regulations.
Each box is packed with ideas for sport, cookery, arts and gardening activities. Digital tutorials are provided by trained activity coordinators who give step-by-step instructions and motivational tips to help look after the health and wellbeing of people living in isolation.
Shoaib Arshid Choudary, Managing Director at Brookside, said: “We are always working hard behind the scenes to use modern technology to let our community know that we are here for them. Once again innovation allows us to reach vulnerable members of society.”
Recipients are also given details about how to make use of online forums including a weekly virtual tour of the world and the opportunity to re-connect with friends using Houseparty, a social networking service that enables secure group video chatting through mobile and desktop apps.
Brookside caters for adults with learning disabilities in Northampton. Its centre in Market Square provides a modern environment with areas for activities and quiet reflection along with social spaces for communal times. In 2017 it was awarded the Regional Healthcare Project of the Year.
Requests for activity boxes can be made by emailing: [email protected]