After all the fun of summer we have been focusing on expanding inwards to create opportunities for even more indoor fun during the rainy months of winter. With this in mind we are opening a new room entirely focused on meeting the needs of those with autistic tendencies. Aside from some office space we are […]

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It has been with great pleasure that we have begun working with the amazing staff from Kirkwood Hospice. For 30 years, Kirkwood Hospice, based in Dalton, Huddersfield, have provided outstanding care for the people of Kirklees. Kirkwood Hospice provides specialist care, free of charge, to adults in Kirklees with advanced, progressive illnesses at any time from diagnosis […]

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Froglife is a national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles – frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards – and saving the habitats they depend on. Here at connect we have been lucky enough to work with an ambassador from froglife, Gary, who has been kind enough to come in and talk about their work […]

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As part of our community integration project we love our Friday night discos where we invite members along with their family and friends to the centre for a party. This October we enjoyed the tastes and sounds of a Bollywood   blowout where staff and members came together to celebrate some of the various cultures present in […]

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With our low counters and open plan kitchen we love to get everyone involved in kitchen activities of which everyone’s favourite is baking! Even those who don’t like taking part love to eat the results. This week we have had some great results from our friends in the kitchen making buns, cakes and even cookies […]

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Christmas jumper day takes place across the nation in an effort to support save the children in a fun and festive way. We invited all of our friends no join us in their daftest winter woollies for a day of fun and donate £2 to this wonderful cause. We combined this even with our Christmas party to maximize the fun […]

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Embracing these seasons festivities, The Old Bakery community invited everyone to our Spooktacular Shindig. We have all worked hard to put our spooky spirits towards a Friday night of fun and frights with a Halloween party. It is always good to see friends and socialise as well as an opportunity to meet some new people. […]

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Here at connect we like our members to be involved in every part of our day, including decorating and furnishing the building. With this in mind we began thinking about including trips to IKEA as part of our social integration program. Whilst it is a lengthy round trip we started to take members around at first […]

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Whilst the salad from the allotment has been going down a treat, we at connect thought we might try our hand at something a little sweeter. Whilst out and about on our daily travels we have spotted some excellent berry picking patches, along with the plum tree at the allotment we set to work picking […]

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As we’ve all seen to many peoples dismay this summer has been a damp, bright paradise for gardeners. This has meant we have had some wonderful results from our allotment with the hard work of our staff and members. Aside from the lettuce, carrots, potatoes, spring onion, garlic and dill that we grew we had some […]

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