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Bosom Buddies

25 June 2015

Our service users at the Montagu Hub recently took part in a workshop about women’s health. This was led by Alison Chalmers, Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator at LD: North East; Stacey Cartwright, Health Care Assistant at Community Learning Disability Team; and Valerie Barclay, Primary Care Liaison Nurse.

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Life Skills Instructor, Nikki, said “The ladies gave a talk about how to look after our bodies and how everyone’s body is different. We discussed how to look for changes in our bodies and the people who we would need to go and talk to for example our doctor.

Daybreak, learning disability charity , north east, newcastle, health

We all looked in magazines and cut out different body shapes and sizes. We then discussed what those differences are and how to notice if there are any changes that need to be shared.”

Daybreak, learning disability charity , north east, newcastle, health

From all of us at Daybreak, thank you very much to everyone involved in this helpful and informative workshop. For more information visit www.ldne.org.uk

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Girly day out at Debenhams!

21 May 2015

On Thursday 7th May, users from our Montagu Hub visited the Metrocentre. They went to Debenhams to look at and try some cosmetics.

Service users included Alison B, Clare M, Yvonne A, James L, Dan M, Greg M, Raju H, Steven L, and Robert T. They were supported by Life Skills Instructors, Lorna and Adam. Michelle and Catherine from Bare Minerals at Debenhams gave makeovers.

The group learnt about makeup that is kind on your skin, and is not tested on animals.

 Girly day out at Debenhams! make up, service users, learning disability, charity,

Whilst the ladies had makeovers, Adam took all the men for a look around the Metrocentre. They went to Windows to look at the keyboards, then to the arcades to play air-hockey. Everyone went to the Taybarn for lunch afterwards.

 Girly day out at Debenhams! make up, service users, learning disability, charity,

Some quotes from some of our people:

Alison said, "I enjoyed choosing my colours, as there were a lot to choose from."

Clare M: "Lorna has 'before' and 'after' photos of us. It was good for us to learn about makeup."

Yvonne: "Michelle sat me down, wiped my face, did my eye makeup and put bright pink lipstick on. She was a nice, kind person and made me feel really good!"

 Girly day out at Debenhams! make up, service users, learning disability, charity,

Life Skills Instructor, Adam, said, "It was really nice to see all the ladies having fun getting their makeup done, and nice to see the whole group interacting with the general public."

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Smile through Sport

21 May 2015

On Wednesday 6th May 2015, service users from Daybreak's Montagu hub, Newcastle, went to Newburn Leisure Centre to see a launch event from SMILE through sport, which is a company founded by Paralympian, Stephen Miller. SMILE Through Sport provides opportunities for disabled individuals to participate and get in involved in all avenues of disability sport.

Smile through Sport, Daybreak, newcastle, north east, cowgate, learning disability charity

Users Steven P, Steven L, Stephen B, Greg M, Yvonne A, Paul N, Robert T, Robert C, Andrew B, Stephen W, Kevin W, and Neville D took part. This session was supported by Life Skills Instructors, Stephen and Nikki, as well as Jenny and Rachel from SMILE.

The group learnt how to pass the ball to their partner, how to keep a volleyball in the air, and played various throwing games with beanbags.

Smile through Sport, Daybreak, newcastle, north east, cowgate, learning disability charity

Some quotes from our people:

Andrew – "I enjoyed throwing the bean bags to get the highest amount."
Steven – "I enjoyed going around the cones."

Smile through Sport, Daybreak, newcastle, north east, cowgate, learning disability charity

We are hoping that SMILE can come to Daybreak and deliver some sessions.

Our people really enjoyed playing the games and getting fit. Life Skills Instructor, Nikki, said "It was lovely trying new activities and to hear about what SMILE does."

Smile through Sport, Daybreak, newcastle, north east, cowgate, learning disability charity
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