<p> One of the most popular activities that we arrange in-house for our service users is the weekly bowling sessions that we hold in the main hall at The Mews each Monday.</p> <p>We are fortunate to have Duggie Mitchell on our team, who is an experienced bowling instructor and has played competitive bowls for 35 years with success at Club, County and National levels.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/1011-2/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>

<p> Reports show that in today’s modern world, where people are ‘online and connected’ 24 hours a day, they are less likely to know their neighbours. This can lead to a sense of loss of community, isolation and loneliness.</p> <p>For people with disabilities, this risk of being isolated from the local community is even greater.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/the-joys-and-benefits-of-the-local-pub/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>

<p> Music can have a profound effect on people – it can stir emotions and the act of singing can have a liberating and joyous effect on those taking part.</p> <p>In our homes for adults with learning difficulties, an entertainer and music coach visits us once a week.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/how-music-can-help-people-with-learning-disabilities/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>

<div> <p>The Admissions Team attended <a href="http://www.asdan.org.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ASDAN</a> Training in August this year, and wanted to share the experience with you our Blog readers.</p> <p>As you may know, Richardsons became a centre for ASDAN back in May. ASDAN is a charitable social enterprise with awarding body status which provides programmes and qualifications to accredit skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/admissions-referrals-team-complete-asdan-training/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>

<p> Finally, after months of planning, the Service Users at our Boughton Green Rd Home set-out on their summer holiday for 2012. This year they chose to go to a Haven’s resort in Lincolnshire – called <a href="http://www.haven.com/parks/lincolnshire/golden-sands/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Golden Sands</a>. And the name says it in a nutshell!→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/summer-holiday-2012-lincolnshire-for-boughton-green-rd/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>

<p> We are constantly searching for new activities, day trips or experiences for our Service Users in order to aid their rehabilitation. Here is an example of one such day where two of our Service Users chose what they would like to do in London for the day.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/day-out-the-london-dungeons/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>

<p> This month we qualified to become a recognised centre with ASDAN, the charitable social enterprise with awarding body status, which provides courses to more than 6,000 UK and international schools, colleges, youth centres and training providers. ASDAN’s programmes and qualifications offer flexible ways to accredit skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/rpc-becomes-a-centre-for-the-awards-scheme-development-accreditation-network-asdan/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>

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