On the 15th April 2017 – Grange Road, supported living service in Chester, held a family & friends Easter Party. The people we support invited their friends and families, and even the neighbours were invited to the party.
The turnout was great, there was food, a piñata, and Easter crafts.
During the afternoon I witnessed some excellent examples of Great Interactions involving every combination possible of the people we support, staff, friends and family but some of the best to witness were where people were making new friendships with people they had not met before.
It was particularly special watching the neighbours’ interactions with the people we support, chatting as if they were old friends and having a laugh. It was lovely to see that the people living at Grange Road are a real part of the community and it was humbling to see people taking time out of their day to pop in to say hello – even if they only had 5 minutes to spare.
There was not one isolated interaction I could pin point as the ‘best Great Interaction’, but there was a real quality and warmth to the interactions between a group of adults from all different backgrounds and levels of ability, who came together to share a fun filled afternoon meeting people old and new and catching up!
All of this made for a lovely afternoon with a great atmosphere. Everyone who attended seemed to really enjoy their time chatting, painting, eating, and partaking in a Pimms!
Grange Road, Chester