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‘High Quality Service’

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The service you provide to vulnerable customers has been recognised of being of a high quality and you have every reason to be proud of what you do’ is the statement made by a representative of Wigan Council this week after completion of our most recent quality review.  STEPScic has been recognised as demonstrating ‘many positive practices’ across the service.  The council’s review has also coincided with our parental questionnaire which has again highlighted our many strengths with parents commenting ‘The staff are very concerned about the welfare of their attendees and are always very willing and keen to help/support them’, ‘an excellent service that we all find invaluable’ and ‘great service for my son, he’s gained such a lot since attending’.  The review process has also been a welcome opportunity for a number of our Attendees to express their wishes of attending STEPScic for additional days, this is again due to the high quality of service and choice that we provide and the conscious improvements that we have made over the last 18 months.   It’s been fantastic to receive such endorsements from Wigan Council, Parents/Carers and especially our Attendees as we ensure that we continue to be a leading provider to adults with learning disabilities.

Camping and Sports Day

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Back by popular demand, this week has seen the return of our camping experience and sports day. A thoroughly enjoyable week which has seen teambuilding, competition and a fantastic way to welcome some of our new attendees. From pitching tents and playing cricket to competing in the egg and spoon and tug of war, we have had some truly hilarious and memorable moments.

Museum of Science and Industry

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The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester was the perfect location yesterday for our photography group to explore the theme ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’.   Our photographers thoroughly enjoyed developing their skills in the Air and Space Hall, capturing the cars, bikes and aeroplanes that got industrial Manchester moving.  They then went on to capture Stephenson’s Rocket, an early steam locomotive that won the Rainhill Trials 1829 to become the best locomotive to serve the Manchester to Liverpool railway.  A fantastic experience for all with some amazing images being captured.   Well done to everyone!

Farm to Fork

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From ‘Farm to Fork’! It’s been fantastic to use such fresh produce grown by our very own hands in our lunch today.  Peas, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onions and strawberries have all been successfully grown at our polytunnel and raised beds.  Our attendees have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the process of ‘Farm to Fork’ from growing, picking, preparing, cooking, serving and finally eating.  A scrumptious lunch has been produced which was thoroughly enjoyed.  A huge congratulations goes to everyone who has been involved throughout the process and especially to Steven for achieving todays ‘Masterchef’. 

Newsletter June 2019

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Fishing

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A beautiful day to enjoy a spot of fishing in a stunning location.  It’s great to see our attendees enjoying lots of success catching numerous fish, in an environment that promotes good health and wellbeing.  STEPScic provide weekly fishing sessions.  We hold a rod licence at Widows Fisheries and provide all the tackle required.  We would like to thank Widows Fisheries for always providing a warm welcome.

Visit by Wigan Warriors Star

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It was fantastic to welcome Wigan Warriors star Taulima Tautai this morning when he came to our Ashland House base to present us with a Wigan Warriors shirt signed by the Wigan Warriors squad.  The shirt was worn by Taulima in the Wigan V Warrington Game at the recent Magic Weekend at Anfield and is extra special as it commemorates the 30 year Milwaukee anniversary, which is when Wigan played Warrington in the USA.  Our attendees were thrilled to be able to meet Taulima and were excited to receive his autograph.  We would like to thank Taulima for taking the time to visit us today and for supporting STEPScic.

Bags for Life

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The last couple of weeks have seen our environmentally conscious attendees creating bags for life.  Each bag has been created using surplus fabric that was kindly donated to STEPScic.  Each attendee cut out and then stitched together their fabric using the sewing machine, creating fantastic reusable bags. 

Willow Butterflies

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Sculpting with willow is a recent addition to our 3D Art and Design sessions. This medium has provided a new experience in which our attendees can continue to develop their practical skills, confidence building and problem-solving skills.  A real sense of pride and ownership was achieved when the butterfly sculpture finally came together.  A huge congratulations to all involved, the sculptures looked fantastic.

Awards Evening 2019

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Wigan Warriors star Taulima Tautai opened this years STEPScic ‘Open Awards’ celebrations by presenting our attendees with their awards.  Our annual night of celebration took place at Rose Bridge Community Club on the evening of 22nd May 2019 with over 100 guests in attendance.  Our attendees enjoyed the red carpet treatment with drinks on arrival before sharing their success and achievements with friends and family.  Certification presented not only included Open Awards certification but also some Special Recognition Awards.  These awards were chosen by STEPScic and awarded for personal development.  All attendees also received a photograph album as a keepsake to share with family and friends showcasing their skills, interests and achievements to date.  A fantastic night of live entertainment followed led by local singer Michaela Whinnet.  Another magnificent evening of success and celebration for all those who attend STEPScic with a wonderful, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere which created an unforgettable evening for all those who attended.  We would like to thank Taulima Tautai and the Wigan Warriors for supporting our event.  We would also like to thank Sheila, Megan and staff at Rose Bridge Community Club.

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