Group News

Newbus Grange Raises Over £5000 for Charity

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Service users and staff at Newbus Grange, one of our services near Darlington, have shown their charitable spirit and raised more than £5,000 for good causes during 2016.

Fighting Fit at Toller Road

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Toller Road has been working on a new initiative to get service users more active and improve their overall wellbeing and fitness. This initiative has been led by Activity Co-ordinator, Penny Watson.

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

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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.