Spring is in the air at Goldcrest House in Goole, as service users tap into their creative side whilst getting hands-on with nature.
During this fun and relaxing activity service users got to grips with flowers and foliage of all shapes and sizes during a flower arranging exercise designed to improve hand-eye coordination, concentration, and memory skills.
Focusing on creativity and social skills, service users were taught the principles of flower arranging based on positioning, colours, and form to create stunning arrangements which all took pride of place throughout Goldcrest House.
Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “I’m constantly surprised by the level of creativity our service users have. The skills they are developing, not to mention their sense of pride and achievement in completing such a task, has huge mental and psychological benefits for them all.”
Based on Boothferry Road Goldcrest House is a centre of excellence dedicated to addressing the individual needs of adults over 18 affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties. It provides residential care, supported living, long and short term respite care, day services and outreach to meet the varied needs of those who access the service 52 weeks a year; its aim is to be the UK’s quality service of choice