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Danshell Learning Disability and Autism Services 

Danshell supports and cares for adults living with a learning disability or autism in specialist hospitals and residential services. Our aim is to deliver effective and outcome based services within person centred, professional care environments. We support individuals with a learning disability, who are on the autistic spectrum or have mental or physical ill health. We set high standards for ourselves in the delivery of care, and most importantly, we put service users at the centre of everything we do.

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Johnathan Whitwell, Danshell's Sports Coordinator in the North East, said, "Everyone looked great! It was difficult to pick the winner but Catherine made a fantastic pirate and a brilliant effort. Everyone appeared to enjoy the afternoon, with the disco and food."

NE Halloween 2016

 

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Hollyhurst also held their own Halloween party, with fun activities including carving pumpkins. Staff had arranged for Zoo Lab to come and bring their creepy crawlies, which really fitted in with the theme of the day. Lee, Hollyhurst DJ, put a spectacular disco on in the evening for Halloween. It was extra special as it was his 45th birthday too. Happy Birthday Lee, looks like you had everyone partying!

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Willow House held their own party, with amazing costumes and fab face paint! Everyone joined in the fun decorating the house and having fun with party games.

 

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The ladies at Ducks Halt have also been having fun this Halloween with Chantel, the Activity Coordinator! They have been shopping for decorations, and got creative decorating all of Ducks Halt. There have been specific Halloween arts and crafts sessions, where they have created some beautiful pictures to put on the walls. You can see their Halloween themed paintings below. They have also been baking some delicious spooky cakes whilst listening to Halloween music.

The ladies went and picked their own pumpkins and carved them together on Halloween evening. They then had a face-painting session and got all dressed up before heading out to a party at the Rock it Club, dancing all night and enjoying a spooky-themed buffet.


Service users at Whorlton Hall also got into the swing of things with a Halloween themed buffet and music at their party on Monday. Christopher said, “It was great, love parties.” Danielle loved the party and is looking forward to another one at Christmas, saying “This time all the staff can get dressed up as well!” When Claire was asked if she enjoyed the party, the answer was a resounding “Yeeeeaaahhh!”

Whorlton Hall Halloween 2016 Collage

Thank you to everyone who sent through these fab pictures – we’ve loved seeing them and hope you do too!