Activities at Dragonby Road

Dragonby Road affords all the opportunities of a community environment; access to a range of local amenities and leisure are all embedded into the daily lives of the people we support.

Our aim is for the people here to be valued by the local community. We go to local shops, pubs and restaurants building strong relationships with those working there. Local parks and walks are easily accessible. Dragonby Road has its own vehicles, but wherever possible we also use public transport to promote travel skills and independence.

At Dragonby Road, we have created a safe environment where people can learn, develop lifelong skills and maximise their potential. The residential living model employed at Dragonby Road supports each person to have a varied and fulfilling life. People are supported to express how they want to be supported and live their lives; they are encouraged and supported to make their own choices and decisions about their day. We monitor this to ensure that activities are balanced according to individual needs. Depending on these needs and the choices made, a broad range of activities can be accessed in the local and wider communities and at other Hesley Group facilities, which can include horticulture, art and crafts, eating out, visits to local and national attractions, trips to the coast, cinema, bowling, swimming, gym, dance, shopping, sensory club, cycling, woodwork, music, performing arts, voluntary work, access to local colleges, work placements, local walks, including through the local rambling club, and the local social club.

Dragonby Road also has its own facilities to host social events, to which friends and family can be invited. Shopping and cooking for themselves, with support as required, is part of living as independently as possible for people at Dragonby Road, as is cleaning and tidying their home.

Above all, we seek to provide the people we support with the best quality of life possible. Living ordinary lives full of opportunities to develop new skills, interests and friendships becoming full and valued members of their local community.