Everyone gets together for our Family Forum in May

We held one of our Family Forum Day’s on Friday 10th May 2013. We hold one of these around every 6 months. It’s a good opportunity for families and close friends to come to Gatwick House, to catch up with our residents and other families. Here they can have a chat, drink lots of tea, and usually eat something scrummy.

This time, we had a locally sourced pig roast from Forest Hog of Lydney. Jon brought along his pig roasting oven, lots of fresh buns and delicious home-made stuffing and apple sauce. He set up a special little marquee especially for his pig roast. It was a success, lots of people went up for seconds!

We invited along Roaming Reptiles, from Drybrook. Lindsay brought along a selection of snakes, a tortoise called Tiny, a giant land snail called Speedy, a chameleon called George who really liked to try and eat the patterns on everyone’s clothes! Along with many other animals, this was a brilliant success for all the residents, their families and friends, not to mention how much our staff enjoyed it too!

We made it extra special by hiring a large marquee, that some of our residents helped to put up. We got lots of tables and chairs to put in the garden. We got lots of drinks and snacks. Some of the residents made some cakes and some families brought smarties cookies, which didn’t last very long.

The sun was shining which was a perfect opportunity for friends and families to take a look around our new Sensory garden; they were all very impressed with all the hard work that Alison and Nick had put into it. Outdoor games were played by lots of residents and staff.

We handed out our annual quality questionnaires to family members, we discussed future projects here at Gatwick House, we swapped ideas on up and coming local events.

A lovely day was had by all.