Trips and Social Events
Social Activities: We are committed to ensuring that our service users maximise their potential and this includes encouraging healthy and active lifestyles that also meet their social needs. Regular activities Football: We have a team of service users who play 5-a-side football and compete in a local league – we currently hold the trophy and are ready to defend it!
Walking football: We’ve recently started walking football sessions in the car park at K|E, they’re great fun although the temptation to run can be hard to resist for some!
Bike rides: Weekly 2 hour guided bike rides take place exploring the local cycle routes from K|E. Tandems are available for those who struggle on their own.
The Keytones: Our house band who practice twice a week and perform across the region at various events including World Mental Health Day.
Local walks: Service Users are invited to join a small group going for local walks. This also provides a good opportunity for bird watching. Occasional activities Fishing charters: A great day out (weather permitting!), these trips are always popular with service users, despite the success of the haul!
Kayaking: A fun way to explore local bays, kayaking is great for building teamwork, practicing balance, and getting used to being in the water. Great North Bike Ride: We undertake this challenging cycle annually which gives enormous satisfaction and a sense of achievement to service users and staff alike.
Day trips: Whether it’s visiting different towns or trying a new challenge, day trips allow service users to experience something new. Recent examples include go karting, visiting a haunted castle, and a trip to the national football museum in Manchester. Educational trips: Visiting establishments like the BBC, to see behind the scenes and learn more about how they work and checking out local museums.
Group meals: Socialising is an important element of life at K|E, and meals out provide a good opportunity to mix with people from different departments and get to know each other better.
Trips and one-off activities are planned throughout the year and are aimed at enriching the lives of service users, broadening their horizons and reducing their social isolation. * Some activities and trips incur additional costs that are met by the service users.