All young people are provided with opportunities for mental and
physical activities, which are appropriate to their age, gender,
culture and preferences.
The provision of such opportunities will be both part of the
planned service provision and will facilitate personal relaxation
and informal social activity between the young people resident.
Staff encourage young people to engage in the use of the
recreational and leisure facilities available to them, to maintain
and develop their interests, which will also support the young
person when they return to the community.
The facilities on each living Unit include Televisions, Radios,
Videos, Playstations, CD Players, Crafts, Board Games, Books,
Magazines, Art Equipment and an external recreational garden
Other facilities across the Centre include, Gymnasium, Fitness
Room, All Weather Outdoor Pitch, Art Craft Room, Craft Design and
Technology Room, Computer Room, Horticultural Garden, Cinema,
Karaoke / Music Room, also the Vocational Workshop facilities
includes building, plumbing, electrical, home economics, health
& beauty, Level 6 Room, painting & decorating.
All children and young people have access to these broad ranged
facilities outside the formal education day. They are accessed for
fun as well as to compliment other individual work being undertaken
i.e. self-esteem building.
Towards the end of the child / young persons stay, mobility
planning is often organised as part of the discharge planning. Many
children and young people undertake supervised visits to leisure
facilities, which have included Swimming, Cinema, Horse Riding,
Go-Karting, Mountain Walking and many more.