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Learning about healthy lifestyles

30 March 2015

Community Health Trainer, Shifa Begum, recently visited the Montagu hub to give a talk on healthy lifestyles.

Service users Alison, Calli, Emma, Emma, Sheila, Sarah, Clare, and Ashleigh all took part and learnt a lot from the session.

Service user, Sameena, said, ”She was very good at explaining what portion sizes were, the amount of portions and what food we should eat. It’s ok to have a treat now and then. Shifa says we should exercise 30 minutes a Day. She also says the government are changing their ‘5 a day’ advice to ‘7 a day’."

Sheila, another service user, said, “It was interesting. Shifa took everybody’s blood pressure - We were all ok!"

Shifa recommended grilling food to make it healthier.

Everybody enjoyed coming to the session, Calli said she enjoyed getting her blood pressure taken.

Learning about healthy lifestyles, Daybreak, learning disability charity, north east, Newcastle, Cowgate
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Learning about relationships

16 March 2015

Recently we were visited by Sheila, Linda and Callum who work for Barnardos. They came to deliver the Orchard Mosaic Project which aims to raise awareness for people with learning difficulties on the subject of good and bad relationships.

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The workshop was delivered over two half days and service users said it was really interesting and fun. Service user, Alison, said, “At the end of the workshop we got a CD of our favourite songs, and a book to remind us all about the workshop.”

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Life Skills Instructor, Lorna, said, “I was very impressed with the workshops, the resources used, and the information shared with the group.”

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Montagu Hub's Gala Theatre Performance

16 March 2015

Our Montagu Hub's Dance Group will be performing at the Gala Theatre, Durham on Wednesday 25th March. The Group are looking forward to performing their piece. The theme this year is Past Present and Future.

Best Foot Forward is an annual celebration of fantastic, moving and memorable dance and performing arts work created and performed by artists with a learning disability, as part of TIN Arts’ wide range of programmes. The production also includes guests from across the region who have been working intensively to create work for this special performance.
Best Foot Forward is part of a broader programme of dance and wider arts inclusion work led by TIN Arts and supported by Arts Council England.

Montagu Hub's Gala Theatre Performance, newcastle, cowgate, daybreak, learning disability charity

Service user, Clare M says it is the best dance the group have ever done. This is a first time performance for Hayley Gillan and Yvonne Allcroft.

The Dancers this year are;
Yvonne Allcroft
Alison Burns
Sarah Ellis
Hayley Gillan
Rague Hoque
Steven Laidler
James Lough
Clare McDougal
Dan McGeowan
Gregg Marshall
Robert Taylor
Sameena Varis

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