Leisure activities are of course an extremely important part of life at Dorincourt. We have a full time leisure officer whose sole task is to organise and run a programme of exciting activities. Our life coaches also facilitate activities on three evenings a week and on a Saturday. These can be either internally organised activities or trips out. Internal activities include things like quiz nights, discos, birthday parties, cinema nights (provided by our own mini cinema), or football evenings watching a big match on sky on our big screen. Every other Wednesday there is also an extra karaoke night. We can facilitate four or five residents on external trips and these would include trips to local pubs, restaurants, the cinema or theatre, ice skating, bowling, horticultural gardens and football matches. Residents can also join the local leisure centre where every Tuesday sees a trip for swimming or boccia.
We also organise a number of special events and days throughout the year. Sometimes these have an educational theme such as a ‘Healthy living day’ or a ‘Disability awareness day’, but more often they are just for fun and include events like our family day, fun day, Christmas carol singalong, BBQs, coffee mornings etc.
Holidays are not provided as part of our programme. However, residents are free to accompany their families on holiday at any time, or we can support them in organising their own holiday through a specialist company.
Residents may also go home to visit family or friends at any time, and visitors are always welcome to spend time on site with a resident or take them out for the day.