We may not have had perfect summer weather this year, but Gereetha decided to celebrate August with a full House BBQ! As a resident in Summer House, we were delighted to hear her idea and after consultation with our team, she began planning.
The organisation involved researching the preferences of other residents, inviting the House residents, local Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPNs) and other friends, whilst investigating the risks involved and creating suitable contingency plans. Gereetha’s plans were well designed and once the project was confirmed, she began work, shopping, cooking, coordinating the budget and supporting other residents to also participate.
Taljinder, the Summer House manager, presented Gereetha with a certificate to celebrate her achievement. She commented:
“Gereetha is a brilliant example of how our residents can be supported to use their talents to create valuable results. Now that we know of her events management skills, we’ve already booked her to do our upcoming Christmas party! We can’t wait!”
The event itself was fantastic! Over 25 residents, local CPNs and others enjoyed a very social gathering with excellent good and great company.