An integral part of an individual’s recovery is their development of social networks. At Almond Villas, residents are therefore encouraged to take part in activities within the organisation and, as their recovery progresses, to get involved with things in the local community.
Almond Villas have developed links with local voluntary organisations, learning providers, neighbourhood groups and societies, and local community centres. These links ensure that we have a diverse range of resources on which we can draw in order to develop weekly programmes in conjunction with our service users.
In order to develop these programmes residents are encouraged to identify what are the things that have worked for them in the past, what they really enjoy doing, and if there is anything that does not work for them at the moment.
Activity programmes are regularly reviewed with the resident being central to this process.