Monthly Roundup - March 2024

Written by: ISL

March has been a very engaging month across all services. The continuation of health and well-being activities with steps challenges, walking groups, and cooking classes has been foundational in our client engagement and support. This has all contributed to the, 'How Far I'll Go Challenge.' There have been birthday celebrations, Easter egg hunts, singing and much more to celebrate March. Charity events and fundraising for our local charity partners has continued throughout March and momentum and community engagement has been strong.

March also saw the release of our annual plan which sets out what we are doing this year. QUALITY - RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! By focusing on our ISL Values we will continue to bring opportunities to life.


ISL Services Roundup

Alsager Supported Living Service:

Clients at our Alsager service baked cakes, made sweets and sang for Red Nose Day. Clients have also been having afternoon tea events and taking part in regular cooking classes at the service.

Blackpool Supported Living Service:

Clients at our Blackpool service have been partaking in weekly cooking classes and gathering together for regular socials. Easter art work and displays have been a key feature at the service in March.

Bolton Supported Living Service:

The Bolton service enjoyed an Easter raffle and games day. Bolton have also been stretching their legs with weekly dance classes and burning off those Easter treats. One client has his new car and has been celebrating in March.

Crewe Supported Living Service:

The team at Crewe planted an Easter egg hunt. Clients thoroughly enjoyed the day, the social get together and most of all the chocolate treasure at the end.

Crewecial Cafe Service:

The Crewecial Cafe team have been baking Easter cupcakes and supporting clients with baking skills and social comradery. Karaoke to support Music Group and confidence building has been popular. The Crewecial Cafe has also been supporting the University of Birmingham with their mental health awareness day.

Kendal Supported Living Service:

The team at Kendal have been celebrating clients birthdays with fun parties and lots of tasty food. Kendal staff created an Easter egg hunt on a sunny day in their garden space, bringing clients together and thoroughly enjoyed by all.


Leeds Chapel Allerton Supported Living Service:

Staff and clients at the service have partaken in an enduring cycling challenge for charity partner Equine Pathways. The team have also been having regular cooking classes and health and well-being activities.

Leeds Halton Supported Living Service: 

The team have also focussed on health and well-being with a new service recipe book, cooking classes and well-being days. Staff and clients have peddled tirelessly as part of the Leeds cycling challenge to raise funds for Equine Pathways.

Leeds Gildersome Supported Living Service:

Gildersome staff and clients have been pushing hard for the Leeds cycling challenge in support of charity partner Equine Pathways in addition to regular health and well-being activities in the hub (Mindfulness Mondays and more). Staff and clients have also been enjoying Easter artwork and socials.

Leeds Pudsey Supported Living Service:

Clients have been enjoying Equine Therapy at Equine Pathways. Regular visits to the centre support clients with anxiety and stress release with the calming interaction of the animals at the centre. Clients and staff have also been supporting the Leeds cycling challenge to raise funds for Equine Pathways.

Macclesfield Supported Living Service:

Several clients took part in the upcoming Coach Sean video series filmed in Macclesfield. At home workouts and yoga were the focus of the day. Staff and clients have also enjoyed other well-being activities including horse riding.

Stoke-on-Trent Supported Living Service:

Staff and clients have been enjoying regular art afternoons at the service and weekly well-being walks at local parks. The team also enjoyed an Easter raffle and breakfast club over Easter weekend.

Tranmere Supported Living Service:

Clients at the Tranmere service have been enjoying strolling club which supports clients with fresh air, exercise and social interaction. Pamper sessions featuring relaxing music and skin care regimes have also been popular at the service. Regular bingo nights have become a new favourite with many of the clients too.

York Supported Living Service:

Clients at the York service have been enjoying day trips and walking groups. Clients have created artwork for nutritional education and staff have designed additional health and wellness material to support clients further. Staff and clients have grouped into teams for a steps challenge to encourage one another to walk as many steps each day and week as they can.

Please enjoy our flickr gallery with our latest images of activities at our services and in the community. You can click on each image to open up our flickr page for a more immersive experience.

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