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Highlights from February 2024

Leadership Excellence Initiative

Serendipity has initiated leadership development workshops to standardise leadership across the organisation. Home Leads have been enrolled in the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 3 program, and they’re excited to enhance their skills.

A Move to Supported Living

It’s been over ten years at Bellwave House for one of our beloved residents, PM. But now he has moved to our Supported Living Service at Bellwave Drive.

Embracing his newfound independence, PM has been excitedly personalising his space and venturing out solo to explore Porthcawl. Paul’s transition showcases the transformative power of supportive living, as he navigates bus trips and social outings with newfound confidence.

Latest Home News

Bellwave House

Bellwave House has welcomed a new resident, DW, to Room 1. DW is taking his next step towards independent living, coming from Cefn Yr Afon Residential Rehabilitation.

Meanwhile, our previous resident, PM, has moved to a more independent setting at Bellwave Drive after nearly ten years with us. Congratulations to PM on this remarkable achievement!

Our weekly arts and crafts session has been so popular that it’s become a regular event. Our activity coordinators are exploring new ways to enhance our offerings, recognising the importance of activities for well-being.

The Wales vs. Scotland rugby match was thrilling, with Wales’s second-half comeback keeping everyone on the edge of their seats, despite the result not being in our favour.

Our residents and staff have enjoyed outings to scenic spots like the Bwlch in the valleys, known for its stunning views. We’re planning more visits to scenic locations as the weather improves.

Bellwave Drive

Bellwave Drive is excited to welcome new staff member Elisabeth James. Elisabeth recently completed her university studies in Psychology and Criminology, followed by a master’s in Crime and Justice. She has settled well into the team and looks forward to gaining more experience in Mental Health Services.

In other news, Mark Davies, the Registered Manager of Bellwave House, has joined Bellwave Drive this month to take over the management of the service.

Mark has been a great asset to the team and residents over the past few weeks, providing support and sharing his extensive knowledge, experience, and skills. He will be working between the two services, and the team is eager to continue collaborating with him.

Bellwave Drive also celebrated Pancake Day on February 13th. Residents Paul and Amelia hosted the event, making pancakes for everyone who attended. Residents from other services joined in for an afternoon of pancake making and decorating.

Bellwave Apartments

In February, Bellwave Apartments celebrated the birthdays of three residents: Steven (48), Nathan (33), and Vicky (58). They enjoyed celebrations with both staff and family. Additionally, a Coffee and Quiz day was held, where residents and staff competed for prizes, with Vicky emerging as the quiz winner!

Some residents also participated in a choir group at Bellwave House.

Looking ahead, there are exciting plans for future activities, including music jam nights, up-cycling furniture, and bike projects.

Steve’s volunteer work at Theo’s in Kenfig Hill continues to be highly appreciated, with positive feedback on his work ethic. Steve has also customised a new bike, which he is very proud of.

Bellwave Apartments 2 has welcomed Sophira Shannon as the new Home Lead for the upstairs property. Sophira is eager to start and has many ideas for activities for the residents.

Residents have been enjoying social outings, such as shopping trips to Cardiff and coffee outings in Porthcawl. Nathan, SD, Viv, and Vicky particularly enjoyed visiting the duck ponds in Porthcawl.

Bellwave Cottage

Congratulations to MB on being appointed the new Activity Coordinator at the cottage. MB has embraced the role with enthusiasm and has already contributed great ideas to the activities group. Well done, MB!

The residents of the cottage recently enjoyed a fantastic group outing to Cardiff. The day kicked off with a delicious breakfast, followed by a shopping spree at St David’s Shopping Centre and a visit to Costco for some bargain hunting. It was a wonderful day enjoyed by all.

MB has also become a fully-fledged member of the local United Services Club. He has been making the most of his membership by using the club’s facilities to play snooker, darts, and watch the Six Nations rugby match between Wales and Scotland.


Jennifer CosslettHighlights from February 2024