WOW! I can’t quite believe that I have been with Inspire for a year already. I’m very privileged to be in such a great role and getting to work with so many amazing people!
While the majority of my work remains via Zoom - I have been lucky to get out and about to some of our services over the last year and meet some of the people we support face to face, which has been truly humbling.
Just before Christmas I spent an afternoon at Sycamore Way, where we played bingo, as well as Giant Jenga and Play Your Cards Right. The service were able to get these games thanks to funding that came available earlier in the year.
It was a little cold and raining the day I went out, but the guys are still very much making use of the Giant Jenga game inside over winter. And boy, they can build really good Jenga towers!!!
Our darts team finished off the year strong by scoring 32 bulls-eyes in the final game of 2021! They have been scoring well for the last few weeks of the year, and wanted to always beat the previous week’s score. They decided to finish the year on a high.
We also had a great attendance at our Hogmanay Party on zoom on the 31st of December. It was great to see so many people come along and take part in our Scottish Quiz, enjoy listening to one of the people we support playing drums, and guitar, dancing to the Gay Gordons and learning Auld Lang Syne in Makaton.
There were lots of song requests and dancing. We finished off the night with a New Year Countdown, followed by Flower of Scotland and Loch Lomond.
I am really hoping that in 2022 we can arrange more of our larger face to face activities, but in the meantime, if you have an activity that I can help you with, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Sarah Farquhar, Activities Coordinator
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