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What a Busy October!

The residents from the House of Light, Catholic Care’s Residential Home for adults with a learning disability in Leeds have been enjoying life to the full this October.

After the day out at the Royal Armouries it was off to the Bradford Media Museum, accompanied by 3 volunteers. The residents started the day there having a lunch in the public indoor picnic area and then enjoyed all of the various displays and activities before finishing the day watching the new movie First Man on the Imax screen! Funnily enough for many the most fun part of the day was getting the bus to Bradford!

One of the residents, Ann , loves animals and the outdoors and spends many hours working at Herd farm in Leeds and also Holly Bush gardening project. A visit to Temple Newsham working farm was, for her, a highlight of October. She told everyone that she had a great day seeing how this farm worked and visiting all of the resident animals.

Finally in October all the residents and staff went on the much anticipated trip to Blackpool. This is a favourite of the year, the residents love going there and always have a great time. They started with a full English breakfast to set them up for the day. They had a great journey singing songs all the way. Some people had a go on the rides and visited the amusements, Caroline wanted to see what getting an electric shock would feel like, she found out! The day was finished off with a fish and chip supper and a drive along the golden mile taking in the wonderful illuminated sights. Everyone had a great time.

In its recent CQC inspection in the summer the Home was awarded “Outstanding” in the area of responsive. The home’s active social life definitely contributed to this excellent rating.