Did you know about Choices?
Run by a selection of our wonderful, specially trained, and experienced staff here at Enham Trust, the aptly-named ‘Choices’ is a vibrant activity centre providing a wide range of courses and activities, specifically designed for our disabled clients and day services customers; supporting participants to make friends & socialise, learn new skills, and have a good time doing so!
Accented by 2 large theatrical productions every year – where participants of each course come together to perform for friends and family alike – Choices lies as the cornerstone of our client’s daily routines; giving everyone involved choice, control, and ultimate independence over what they wish to do, and what they wish to achieve.
What’s on offer?
When answering the question “what’s on offer at Choices?”, we like to start by saying: “loads!”. Our courses are run in direct response to the needs and desires of our clients, and the feedback they give us – ensuring we can give them exactly what they’re looking for!
Now a Paralympic sport, boccia is a target ball sport, similar to Bowls, specifically created for disabled people and people with severe impairments.
Taking the Paralympic world by storm, boccia is fast becoming the go-to sport for anyone living with a disability; played by individuals, pairs or teams of 3, boccia is an exhilarating and sociable indoor sport.
Recently, Choices held their first ever Enham Trust boccia tournament – in support and preparation of our clients taking part in the Heathcoat Cup in Guildford early next year.
If you’re looking to increase your fitness, health and wellbeing whilst making friends and having fun, our weekly aerobics sessions are the disabled day services for you!
Fully accessible to people of all abilities, our aerobics sessions are designed to support you to keep fit and improve mobility in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Arts & Crafts
From painting and drawing, to papier-máché, and sculpture; whether you’re an experienced artist or want to learn a new craft, our accessible arts and crafts sessions provide you with the space, support, and tools to create your own beautiful masterpiece within a safe and open environment.
Recently, the Arts & Crafts group created the scenery for Choices’ summer production of “Grease”, as well as working in collaboration with local artist James Nash on individual canvases.
Run by Tenzone Targets, our weekly Archery sessions are fully accessible to anyone with a keen interest in this rapidly growing precision sport.
Enham Trust’s Archery group regularly participate in national Para-Archery competitions and for the last 2 years have been proud gold medallists in the Deer Park Archers Para-Archery competition.
An exciting and unique way to have fun, make new friends, and maintain mobility, our lively, accessible dance sessions are perfect for anyone looking to show off their dance moves or learn new ones.
This year, our dance group has been taking inspiration from dances performed across the world – Africa, Holland, Iceland, Brazil etc. – also incorporating Makaton in their choreography.
Our accessible drama group has been running for a number of years; supporting disabled people to increase their confidence, learn new skills, and express themselves in new and different ways.
Putting on a public performance at least twice a year, Choices has become popular with friends, family, and local theatre-goers alike – each performance devised by participants around a well-known story.
This year, Choices’ drama group’s summer production – ‘Grease’ – raised £306 for the group! An incredible amount for an incredible cause. In the lead up to Christmas, the group will be preparing a production of ‘A Christmas Carol’.
This year, Choices has begun gardening; successfully planting organic vegetables grown here at Enham Trust, and sold to the public for a small fee. So far, their vegetables have raised £65 to put back into the gardening group – allowing them also to grow vegetable to supply to the care homes.
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