Step aside Strictly Come Dancing! On Friday 9 November What Next programme participants took part in a dance class at Lilac House with Robyn leading the session and participants practising the 'Connect', ‘Be Active' and 'Keep Learning' steps associated with ‘Take 5 steps to wellbeing'.
It’s widely understood that Yoga can offer a wide range of benefits, from relaxation to even reducing stress and anxiety in regular users.
On Thursday 8 November as part of our What Next? programme and to mark Self-care Week 2018 participants got a chance to take part in the first of two yoga sessions at Lilac House.
We hosted a Girls Sleepover at Lilac House on Friday 9 November.
First up the girls went on a cinema visit to watch The Grinch, with popcorn treats and a tasty tea out!
Saturday morning and it was a change of the bed linen, followed by a walk to French Village, Botanic for tasty breakfast out as a treat!
Lots of fun was had, well done Alisha & Kirsty!
We hosted a Guys Night on Friday 2 November which also coincided with Gary’s Birthday!!!
With a schedule of recreation and entertainment enjoyed by all, first up was a game of Adventure Golf, then everyone got to enjoy a meal of their choosing, followed by a birthday party on returning to Lilac House.
Better mobility is key to social and economic inclusion of young people with additional needs.
That’s why Transportation is a key theme of the What Next programme.
Over 2 days (18-19 October) young people participated in Transport training, learning about public transport services available in Belfast and beyond, the #JAMCard and how it can help make your journey easier as well as learning about ways to help plan for seamless, accessible public transport experiences.
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That’s 5% of your spend to Autonomie and at no extra cost to you!
Generate 10 times the donations to us when you shop on smile.amazon.co.uk and help us empower more young people living with disabilities in Belfast and surrounding areas.
On Friday 12 October What Next programme participants cooked up a storm at the Lilac House kitchen!
Participants got to build on their existing cookery skills and those who needed were able to avail of our independent living equipment to prepare their lunch!
Everyone got a chance to make a lunch of beans and scrambled eggs on toast!
How cool is this? Checking hands for germs using ultra violet!
On 15 October 2018, young people took part in a learning session on why hand hygiene is important for food safety to mark Global Handwashing Day
Participants learned why it’s important to wash hands properly, especially when preparing food.
Thanks to Julie Mulrine from HPA for allowing us to borrow this machine which helped demonstrate the session.