Last week around 50 people from learning disabilities homes across West Sussex joined together for a night of dancing as well as an awards ceremony at Pathway Healthcare’s Spring Ball 2016.
East Grinstead Town Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Bob and Cllr Mrs Christine Mainstone, presented over a dozen awards to residents from two of Pathway Healthcare’s services, Cabot House and Bainbridge Court, which are located in Crawley and Storrington respectively.
Tom Seaman, Director at Pathway Healthcare commented: “This is the first time we’ve hosted anything of this nature and everyone seemed to really enjoy it.
“We’d discussed the fact that our residents, and many residents from other homes, don’t often have the chance to attend a ball and walk down a red carpet, so we decided to give them precisely that opportunity and make them feel like starts for the night. We also found the ideal venue in East Grinstead’s Yoghurt Rooms.”
One of the residents who helped set up the event on the day and even got on the decks to DJ for a short while, said: “I had a really good time and liked Dj’ing. The farm is really nice and the barn had lot of cool lights. The red carpet looked good.”
The service provider is due to open another service in East Grinstead later this year. Magellen House will be Pathway Healthcare’s third service and will be a 24-hour residential care service for up to 9 adults. The service will enable adults with learning difficulties to live more independent lives with the support of a dedicated team.