Catcote Futures supports Alice House Hospice
Alice House Hospice has had support recently from Catcote Futures when, as part of their community service, they arranged a six week programme to attend Day Hospice to entertain the patients.
Catcote Futures is for post 19 year old students with learning difficulties and provides them with access to complete both accredited and non-accredited courses.
“The students from Catcote Futures have brought a lot of joy to our patients; they certainly light up the day for everyone. They have all settled in very quickly and, from the second week, I saw a huge difference in the way they were interacting with the patients. They appear to have made special bonds with the patients and everyone appears very comfortable with each other.”
Jan Dunn, Senior Healthcare Assistant
The students have been busy organising activities including:
- Prize Bingo – prizes, bingo books, dabbers and a caller were also provided
- Board Game Challenge – Prizes for the best Board Gamers
- Singing and Signing – Singalong with some of their favourite songs.
- Christmas Craft – Students helped the patients to make decorations for their Christmas Trees.
- Puppet Show – Christmas with the 3 Little Pigs followed by Christmas Quiz
Georgie Jones, Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator at Catcote Futures said “The students have absolutely loved coming to the Day Hospice and have made a positive impact on the patients and vice versa.”
Karen, one of the students, said, “I have enjoyed meeting the patients and it was great to lead the craft making and has helped build up my confidence.”