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Highlights from August 2023

Bellwave Corner

It’s been an exciting and eventful month at Bellwave Corner. Our very own resident, MF, has embarked on a journey with Slimming World. It’s wonderful to see his dedication with his visits being every Thursday.

On the morning of August 1st, our resident NW from Bellwave Corner joined us at our Coffee morning event over at Bellwave Cottage, further strengthening the ties of our Bellwave family.

MF recently had an amazing time at Porthcawl Fair. Alongside the thrilling rides, a leisurely walk by the beach made the trip even more special, especially when spotting the charming donkeys at the shore. Meanwhile, residents NW & JK participated in the Pool tournament in Porthcawl. A couple of shopping trips for a two of our residents as well, with IW venturing to the bridgend shops and MF visiting Argos.

August 15th was a pawsitively delightful day! All our residents got to interact with a staff member’s two dogs. Cuddles and treats all around as well as a nice walk for all who wanted to go. Judging by the wagging tails and smiling faces it was a day enjoyed by all involved!

We are very proud of our resident, IW, as he completed his first walk from South Cornelly to the Tesco Express in North Cornelly. It’s about a 30-minute walk there and back, which marks a significant achievement for IW.

Upcoming Events:

  • On the 1st of September, we’ll have our Bellwave Corner Indian “Fakeaway” event. Stay tuned!
  • Finally, bid farewell to the lovely season as we celebrate the End of Summer Bellwave Corner Music Festival on 22.09.23.

Bellwave Apartments

August has been another rich and rewarding month at Bellwave Apartments. Here’s some of the highlights that made us smile, laugh, and cherish the community we’ve built.

One of our residents had a lovely day out in Cardiff with support workers Rhian & Katie. The day was marked by the rustling shopping bags and the thrill of trying on a bunch of outfits. Gearing up with a new wardrobe, she’s all set and eagerly anticipating an Autumn shopping spree.

The aroma wafting through the apartments said it all! Another resident showcased her culinary prowess, whipping up a delicious lasagne for all. And yes, it was most certainly as delicious as it looked!

The ever-enthusiastic support worker, Mollie, embarks on a new journey in the NHS. Here’s wishing her the very best in her new role. Simultaneously, Richard, our esteemed senior support worker, is switching lanes but not leaving the track—while he bids his primary role goodbye, he’ll still be with us for bank work. All the best, Richard! And in a twist of happy events, while we bid Katie adieu in our last newsletter, this month it’s a different story – she’s back and joining us as the new Senior Support Worker. Welcome back, Katie! Your return has certainly brightened our corridors.

There was an extra wag and woof in our apartments recently. Kaitlin, our support worker, brought in a furry companion who not only offered countless cwtches but is also expecting her own little bundles of joy soon. We’re eagerly waiting for the litter of pitter-pattering paws and a dose of puppy therapy!

The splashes and giggles were hard to miss when one of our residents ventured to LC2 in Swansea for a swimming session, accompanied by the supportive Damian. The experience was so enjoyable, an encore is already on the cards for next month.

For one resident, the echoing chords of a Pink Floyd tribute act in Porthcawl Pavilion became a memory to cherish, thanks to the company of support worker Rob.

Life at Bellwave Apartments is never dull, filled with moments big and small, that make every day unique. Looking forward to many more such experiences in the coming days!

Bellwave Cottage

A warm thank you to all who joined our recent coffee morning at the Cottage. The room was filled with laughter, the clinking of coffee mugs, and joyful conversations. The residents had a wonderful time, making it an occasion that will be fondly remembered.

The Brogden witnessed an afternoon of exciting pool competition. With contenders from all walks showcasing their skills, the atmosphere was thick with friendly rivalry and admiration. Every participant was a victor, and we’re eagerly awaiting the next face-off.

We have had a couple of cottage birthdays coming up in September. Happy Birthday Mary and PW. A belated but hearty birthday wish to MB for August.

Bellwave House

Staffing Updates:

Chloe Morgan, our esteemed Senior Support Worker, is taking her expertise and enthusiasm to our new venture, Bellwave Drive. Her contribution to Bellwave House has been immense, and we’d like to extend our warmest appreciation for her unwavering commitment. Best of luck, Chloe!

A huge congratulation is in order for Richard Gregory! From diligently serving as a Night Support Worker, Richard is now ready to embrace his new role as a Senior Support Worker at Bellwave House. We’re excited to witness his journey in this elevated role.

Let’s extend a hearty welcome to the newest members of our Bellwave family. Adrienne Morgan joins us as a Support Worker, bringing fresh energy and perspective. We’re also thrilled to have Karen Raikes onboard as our Night Support Worker. We look forward to their contributions and the shared journey ahead.

Bellwave House Activities:

Our residents have been having a fantastic time, engaging in a myriad of activities. Here’s a snapshot:

  • Culinary Delights: Our kitchen has been bustling with activity, as residents have taken to the helm to whip up delectable dishes.
  • Beach Visit: A visit to Ogmore Beach was a refreshing retreat, with the waves and sands being just what the doctor ordered.
  • Pampering and Relaxation: Our pamper afternoon was all about self-care, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
  • Cinema Evenings: Comfy couches, engaging movies, and a sprinkle of snacks made for perfect movie evenings.
  • Barbecue: The tantalizing aroma of the BBQ was hard to resist, and so were the conversations around it.
  • Cottage Coffee Morning: Our regular Cottage Coffee Morning, always a favourite, for its blend of caffeine, cakes and conversations.
  • Walking Wonders: The picturesque views at Ogmore/Rest Bay were explored and cherished during our recent walks.
  • Mans best friend: Dog walking sessions that brought joy not just to our four-legged friends but our residents too.
  • Billiards Battle: The recent Pool Tournament was a testament to the sporting spirit of our residents.
Jennifer CosslettHighlights from August 2023