First Day at Nourish!
At TRFS we know how important it is for people to feel connected to others in their community, so much so that 'make connections' and 'get involved' are outcomes on our organisational Mission & Values Statement. Lyndsay's story below is a great example of where we have supported someone to stay connected.
Due to the restrictions, Lyndsay had been feeling somewhat isolated. The Diamond Disco she used to go to on a Friday night has still not reopened and she hasn’t yet had many opportunities to meet up with her friends face to face. Her only way of catching up was through zoom discos and chats organised by her staff team from time to time.
Then staff heard of the Happy Monday Club, run by the Nourish Support Centre, a registered charity in Kirkcaldy founded by 5 parents who felt there was a lack of support available for families of children with additional needs. The young people and adult sessions are run on a Monday in Kirkcaldy and Lyndsay couldn’t wait to try it out.
Lyndsay went for the first time this week and she loved it, chatting and smiling throughout. The club has a sensory room, games room, arts and crafts room and a hub to just sit and chat. Lyndsay chose the arts and crafts room for the first week and coloured in a bird house and a keyring.
Although it was very quiet the day she went, Lyndsay was happy to sit chatting with the 2 young volunteers Chloe and Olivia. Lyndsay said she can’t wait to go back to see the new friends she has met.