Turning Point Scotlandâ€™s Inverclyde service provides supported living, housing support, residential and social opportunities services. They provide support such as social activities, cooking, cleaning and support with any aspects of daily living.Â
Service Manager, AldoÂ Marrone tells us about their Christmas event held last week.
â€śLast week we held a Christmas fayre with the aim of raising funds for the Voice of Inverclyde, the forum for the people we support.Â The forum is self-funded and holding events like this enables us to keep the forum going and allows us to hold events.”
â€śThe people we support are involved in planning all our activities. They even came up with the forum name and also designed logo and materials which was paid for through the fundraising we done.â€ť
â€śFor the Christmas fayre they sold stall space and tickets, they made and sold items including home baking and ceramics, held raffles and set up a childrenâ€™s activity.â€ť
â€śOver 100 people attended the fayre.”Â
â€śThe money raised will go towards booking venues and buying materials for the forum and also for special events such as Christmas, summer days out and social events. The people we support like to have fun and enjoy quiz nights and activity nights too.”
â€śThe people who use the service said they have fun and feel involved in the service which is one of our main outcomes as we need to make sure we are meeting their expectations and are involved in shaping the progression of the service.”
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