Saturday, 20 April 2024
Saturday, 20 April 2024

Community Integrated Care: An awesome Autumn on What To Do

NATIONAL social care charity, Community Integrated Care, has unveiled an eclectic programme of inclusive activities to kick off the Autumn season on their online activity platform – What To Do.

Every week, people who access care and support will have the opportunity to take part in free, exclusive virtual events, specially curated by the charity.

Autumn on What To Do (www.what-to-do.co.uk) sees the charity partner up with the likes of the London Transport Museum, animal encounters specialists, Zoo Lab, the National Football Museum, and other special guests to host a vibrant array of activities.

The new calendar follows a successful summer programme which included sessions led by Cbeebies presenter Rory Crawford, Strictly Come Dancing professional Vincent Simone and former England international footballer Gemma Bonner.

Throughout September, October and November weekly sessions will continue, providing people who access care and support with new skills, the opportunity to meet amazing people and take part in exclusive experiences. Highlights of the Autumn schedule will include:

  • Wednesday 27th September at 2pm – Professional make-up artist to Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Sky Sports Football and BBC Breakfast, Samantha Metcalfe, joins What To Do, to share top beauty tips.
  • Tuesday 10th October at 4pm – for World Mental Health Day, accessible meditation experts, Celia Heneage and Nicola Smith will be demonstrating techniques to relax, be mindful and improve mental health.
  • Wednesday 18th October at 2pm – for National Baking Week, Great British Bake Off legend, Jane Beedle, will be hosting an accessible bake along.
  • Wednesday 25th October at 7pm – Rising star musician, LOUQ, will be celebrating Black History Month with live acoustic covers of Black artists from across the decades.

What To Do is curated in collaboration with people who access care and support. Each season, the programme of activities is developed in response to their ideas and feedback. The Autumn line-up of events kicks off this

Wednesday at 7pm, with a disco led by a person supported at Community Integrated Care’s Mill Point service in St Helens.

Sam Turner, Digital Inclusion Manager at Community Integrated Care, said:

“Working with such a fantastic array of partners means that What To Do will provide a diverse offer of opportunities for people who access care and support throughout Autumn. Where else can you learn tips from the Coronation Street make-up artist, take a tour of a transport museum and meet a medal-winning paralympic athlete?”

Developed by Community Integrated Care, one of the UK’s biggest and most successful social care charities, www.What-To-Do.co.uk has been created to support the organisation’s mission of enabling people to live the best life possible. The platform received the prestigious ‘Best Business Initiative’ award at the 2022 National Care Awards for its impact and innovation, having delivered over 30,000 hours of life-enhancing and free experiences with the support of major names and world-class partners.

What To Do sessions take place every Wednesday with the occasional session falling on different weekdays. Details of the full Autumn programme are available at www.what-to-do.co.uk.

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