As we near the end of 2018's penultimate month and head into December, services around the Group are starting to celebrate Christmas! We all say it every year don't we - but doesn't it come round fast? Under four weeks now until Santa does his rounds.

In fact, he's already been to Failsworth by the look of things...

Yesterday, service users hosted a Christmas Fair at the Grassroots Project - one of our two Wellbeing Service sites - the other being over at Chadderton Hall Park.

A fantastic occasion as Ray, Karl and co' were joined by friends and family from across Oldham. Whilst enjoying each other's company and making new acquaintances, many picked up a couple of gifts, won a couple of bits in the raffle and yes, ate their first couple of mince pies!

It was a cold day outside but it was certainly warm in this room. Everyone had a hot drink, everyone had someone to talk to and everyone felt welcome. Grassroots is a good place to be.

Head to our Twitter or Facebook pages to see a few more photos, including a cracker of Maria with her friends from GMP Failsworth & Hollinwood!

Our Wellbeing Service provides an alternative to traditional day care for people with a learning disability. The focus is on providing people with opportunities to maintain and develop skills and gain the confidence needed to get the most out of life and be as independent as possible.

This is achieved by offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities in a safe, stimulating and welcoming environment.

Activities include:

  • planting and growing organic vegetables
  • beekeeping
  • learning basic cooking skills
  • learning basic gardening skills
  • flower arranging
  • woodwork sessions

People are encouraged to take control, make choices and pursue activities that they are interested in. All activities are risk assessed and supported by experienced and trained staff.

If you’re a social worker or family member of someone you think would benefit from the service, or if you would simply like to know more then please get in touch. Email or call 0161 770 8777.