Keeping active throughout the pandemic

Our people

As social-distancing and the lockdown continue, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Virtue Health Services are continuing to provide as many activities as possible for our new guest.

Having recently moved into Ashdale House, our 2-bed Community Pathway, our guest has settled in well – but of course, still needs the opportunity to develop his skills further, and to become more familiar with the local community.

Getting outdoors

Due to the pandemic, activities external to the home have been reduced. However, as Government guidelines recommend going outdoors at least once a day to exercise, our guest has been enjoying walks around the local lake and bike rides.

Exploring his new community – whilst social distancing, of course – our guest enjoyed strolling around Lakeside, walking along the river Don and just being outside!

Although it is currently difficult to do much more outside the home, other than take a walk; our Community Pathway features a sizable garden with two raised flower beds – perfect for developing gardening skills.

Doing just this, our guest has this week planted parsley, basil and chives to create a new herb garden. Wanting to develop his culinary skills, our guest suggested creating this herb garden so he could begin to use fresh ingredients within his cooking.

Stepping inside

Lesley, support worker for Virtue Health Services, said: “When our guest first mentioned he wanted to cook more and improve his skills, we really wanted to encourage him further.

Sitting down and planning his weekly menu, our guest is then supported to do a weekly shop.

Pleased with how his cooking skills have developed in just one week, our guest has already enjoyed nutritious meals such as lasagne and a Sunday roast – all cooked to perfection by himself with supp he couldn’t have been more pleased with the results!

As with most of us, there are some days where doing not much at all is needed. But, not straying too far from cooking, our guest has enjoyed a series of cooking programmes! Let’s see what he creates next!

>At Virtue Health Services we equip individuals with the confidence and skills to develop an identity within their community, make their own decisions and live the best version of their life. With a focus on rehabilitation into a more independent life, we still provide the much-required care and support. So, even if individuals cannot live without some form of care and support, they are still more independent than they perhaps thought achievable.

Our dedicated team works with individuals and families to develop goals and support them to maintain and develop their skills, transitioning along a pathway towards independence. Make a referral today.

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