Live Music A Big Hit At Richmond Court
A live music night that took place at Richmond Court was an instant hit with guests who are supported by New Directions services. Support Workers Ross McAusland and Jo Litten with her band entertained with popular music and songs that Jo and Ross had written themselves. Guests were standing up, dancing, singing along, clapping their hands and enjoying the refreshments. The idea for this event came from a ‘Your Voice’ meeting. This is a time when individuals from supported living meet to discuss activities. The events held are decided by the people who attend the meetings and centred around inclusion and choice. This was the first time where a live band had visited New Directions.
Richmond Court provided a great layout for this type of event with a great atmosphere and the people who went are still talking about it weeks after. Some of the individuals who attended said that they had not seen any live band nights or concerts before. Guests were very enthusiastic about the event. Elaine said ‘I enjoyed it’ and Kenton replied when asked what he thought said, “Yes I liked it.”
As well as events in the evening, Richmond Court also hosts day events where people who specialise in certain areas give talks or provide practical activities with whoever would like to attend. Recently an officer visited from Rugby Police to talk about Hate and Mate Crime. With the success of these events New Directions will be hosting many more.