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Healthy Living at Ranaich House

Ranaich House are in the process of applying for The Healthy Living Award. This award is given to Scottish organisations that are committed to ensuring that their catering facilities meet the following targets:

  • Fruit Web sizeKeep the level of fat and oil to a minimum
  • Keep the level of salt in food to a minimum
  • Keep the level of sugar in food to a minimum
  • Make fruit and vegetables clearly available
  • Make starchy food the main part of most meals
  • Support healthier eating through promotion
  • Ensure at least 50% of the food meets the criteria

Whorlton Hall Learning for Life

Whorlton Hall Writing Course

In November a new letter writing course began at Whorlton Hall. The course is being run in conjunction with Darlington Borough Council’s Learning and Skills Service, Learning for Life. The course tutor, Grainne, has a great deal of experience in teaching life skills to people with learning disabilities and is looking forward to working with Danielle, David and Andrew over the length of the course.

Raymond Shows His Artistic Skill

Raymond Painting

Raymond at Thors Park would like to show you his artistic talent, with a picture he painted that he is very proud of. He has a creative flair with a strong imagination, and is being supported to maintain and build on these skills using the variety of resources and seasonal opportunities available. Some of these he has particularly enjoyed were creating a picture of a witch for Halloween, and more recently some great paintings and a banner for Christmas.

Service Users’ Designs Adorn Danshell Christmas Card

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One of our service users from a service in Bishop Auckland has proved his artistic merit by winning our company-wide Christmas art project.

The Christmas card competition was launched to encourage service users to feel involved in the company and to produce a design for our corporate card for Christmas 2016.

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