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A dedicated arts and crafts room enables those living at Options Watermill to develop hobbies and interests of their choosing. Our onsite vocational life skills instructor supports a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, music, sports, walking, swimming and model making, all delivered with a person centred approach.

Where individuals are able to communicate and understand their daily care files they are written in formats that are relevant to their preferred method of communication, using pictures, photographs and symbols. The plans are then used to help them to understand what is happening during the day.

Daily routines are designed to help promote independence and choice, whilst recognising individual need for structure and consistency. The people living at Options Watermill are encouraged and supported to learn the life skills necessary for independence, for example shopping for their own food, visiting places of interest supported in becoming active members of their local communities.

Shared facilities across the site include; a large enclosed garden- with swings and seesaws, IT room, sensory room, hydro pool, activity classroom, soft indoor activity space and a sports hall.

Individuals also have the opportunity to access facilities at the nearby Options Roxby House, which has a woodwork room, onsite café and horticulture areas.

“One current resident is well known in our community, with his regular visits to the local shop”

(Helen – Registered Manager)

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