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Happy New Year

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What a fantastic year 2019 has been for STEPScic!

We’ve welcomed new staff who have enhanced our service delivery and welcomed new attendees who have formed new friendships.  We have enjoyed working and learning together and all had so much fun with sports days, camping experiences, BBQ’s and social events, to name but a few.

We’ve seen lots of success through personal progression as well as nationally recognised certification through Open Awards and enjoyed celebrating this success.  It was fantastic to see the achievements of our attendees being recognised in the local newspaper.

We’ve launched our individualised learning journey ‘Flightpath’ in which everyone can work towards their own personal goal or aspiration and are already seeing the benefits of this.

We’ve welcomed school visits and thoroughly enjoyed working with the young people.  It’s been lovely to receive such fantastic feedback, one example being, STEPScic is ‘very welcoming and provides many opportunities’.

We’ve welcomed Wigan Council to do our quality review and received excellent feedback with one comment being, ‘The service you provide to vulnerable customers has been recognised as being of a high quality’ with ‘many positive practices’ being demonstrated across the service. This high quality of service provision has also been recognised by our attendees with many asking for additional days and parents commenting ‘an excellent service that we all find invaluable’.

As we welcome in the New Year, we would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of 2019 and we look forward to working with you as we move forward in 2020.  Happy New Year!

Hope School and College Visit

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It was a pleasure to welcome Hope School and College to Ashland House today. Students have participated in a range of activities including hair and beauty, floristry and art whilst also enjoying our breakout activities including gaming. We thoroughly enjoyed working with the students and it’s great to know that you thought staff were ‘friendly and welcoming’ and had a ‘fab’ visit. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Christmas Lunch

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The Christmas festivities have continued this week with a fantastic home made three course lunch being enjoyed by our attendees. Fun was had with our selfie frames and Christmas bingo.  All staff and attendees would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Community Blitz

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Wigan Warriors stars, George Burgess, Dom Manfredi and Kai Pearce-Paul visited our Ashland House Base at Ince this morning as part of their Community Blitz Initiative.  This initiative which is delivered in conjunction with Wigan Council allows the players to give back to the community by supporting a range of projects.  They joined our attendees to clear the overgrown area at Ashland House which will enable us to develop the green space to become a functioning garden area.  Our attendees thoroughly enjoyed working with the Warriors and were delighted to be able to gain autographs and photographs.  We would like to thank George, Dom, Kai and John for their enthusiasm and hard work which has made a significant improvement to the grounds.

Christmas Party

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‘Oh what a night!’ Fantastic company, fantastic food and fantastic entertainment was enjoyed by all last night at our attendees Christmas party.  We had fun with selfie props and green screen, had a visit from Father Christmas, enjoyed a hot pot supper and selection of cakes and then danced the night away to local artist Michaela. We would like to thank Rose Bridge Community Club for hosting the event and Michaela Whinnett for ensuring the dancefloor was never empty.  We would also like to thank our very own Sheila for the delicious food and all staff for their continued hard work and support.  A huge thanks goes to our attendees and their families for making another memorable evening. 

Spanish Culture

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‘Saludos de todo del mundo de STEPScic. We have had lots of fun this week learning the Spanish words for some common fruits before transporting ourselves to Spain using our green screen. Our attendees are benefitting from the skills and experience of our Spanish Teacher and are thoroughly enjoying the new experience. Well done to everyone involved.

Art and Design

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Open Evening

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It was a pleasure to welcome visitors and showcase our service at our Open Evening. We would like to express a huge thanks to some of our attendees who volunteered their time to demonstrate their skills throughout the evening in planned sessions i.e. Cooking, Hair and Beauty, Woodwork and Floristry. We would also like to thank those attendees who welcomed visitors and served refreshments. For those who were unable to attend the Open Evening it has been a pleasure to welcome you by private appointment. We look forward to seeing more of you in the near future.

Oakfield School Careers Week

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It has been a pleasure to attend Oakfield Schools careers week in which we have introduced students to hairdressing, floristry, photography and art. Two of our attendees and past students took the opportunity to chat to students and teachers to inform them about what they have been doing at STEPScic since leaving college. Over the course of the week students have created a collaborative piece of artwork to commemorate Remembrance Day which we have donated to the school.  We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the students and would like to thank Oakfield School and College for inviting us.

Transition and Beyond Event 2019

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It was a pleasure to be a part of the Transition and Beyond Event 2019 that took place at the Edge. As our selfies show, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and showcasing what our service has to offer. We would like to thank the organisers who have once again created a fantastic event.

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