A key area of pride for us is when we can enable our users to participate in activities they find both enjoyable and challenging. One example of this can be seen in our sponsorship of the Southern All Star Boccia team
, a game similar to bowls, is an all-inclusive sport that can be played by anyone, regardless of age, gender, ability or disability, and has the additional benefits of promoting independence, recreational and social wellbeing. This may explain why Boccia is loved by so many people with cerebral palsy, including some of our clients, who tell us it’s a great way to keep active, make friends and have fun.
Alongside supporting our clients, we also work with their families to ensure that, together, we are meeting all of their needs. We know that it can take time to adjust to and accept having a relative with a lifelong condition, and even once a family has done this, the emotional toll can be significant many years later. Therefore, as well as providing the practical and physical support families need, we also nurture the emotional and mental health of all our service users.