HELPING USERS THRIVE
All sessions and services are carefully supervised with a high staff ratio and activities are tailored to the very individual and complex needs of our users.
During weekends, when day centers are closed, time hangs heavily on our disabled users’ hands and there are many hours for their parent-carers to fill. The Saturday club provides live entertainment, singing, dancing, cookery, arts `n` crafts and a nutritious meal — all in the company of their fellow Tikva friends. More than just serving as respite for the parent-carers, it is quality time geared towards developing basic independence, improving social and practical skills and uncovering hidden potential and talents.
Users enjoy fun excursions throughout the year, from boat trips to theme parks, farms and zoos, all of which broaden their horizons. Given their inner-city and sedentary lifestyles, we aim to get them moving with tailormade activities like kiting and hiking. Indoor sessions include bowling, trampolining, music and art, with 1:1 support, building up their fitness levels, self-confidence and giving them an elusive sense of accomplishment.
Tikva’s ever-popular, specialized sleepaway camp, in the beautiful English countryside, builds upon the successes of the year-round weekend clubs and day trips, giving our disabled users an opportunity to practice their newly-mastered skills and talents. The programme is geared to the needs and abilities of each user in a warm, safe and nurturing environment, along with delicious fully catered meals. Secure in the knowledge that their loved ones are devotedly taken care of, parent-carers are able to unwind or take a much-needed escape themselves.
To break up the long winter season where users and their aging parent-carers are often cooped up indoors for longer periods, Tikva runs a winter weekend away from home for their disabled users. The users have a delightful time in spacious accommodation and the parent-carers have the luxury of down time to energise and rejuvenate.