Events & activities

In October two of our residents along with their key workers are going to Butlins at Skegness for a long weekend.

Baking & Cookery Sessions

We provide ingredients, equipment and assistance to allow individuals of all abilities to prepare and mix their own ingredients and bake different types of pastries, fancy buns and seasonally, Christmas cakes which can be purchased to enjoy and share at home.

Given as much assistance as required by our staff and equipment to aid the less capable individuals can produce soups, main courses and desserts to consume at meal times.

Our brand new fully accessible kitchen offers the complete cookery and baking sessions.

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Boccia

A Paralympic sport where participants, either playing individually or in teams, propel a ball (either red or blue) in order to get nearest to the white target ball (called the Jack). The balls can be propelled by throwing or where this is not possible a chute is held by a helper to allow the individual to roll the ball down the chute. Points are awarded for each ball of the same colour which are closest to the Jack at the end of the round.

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Book Club

Join our book club and take part in either reading or listening to a wide variety of books, followed by a discussion about the contents. Have you any favourite books that you think others would enjoy. These sessions can also involve ‘talking books’. Staff will be on hand to assist and read as required. You don't have to read if you don't want to, you may just like listening, that’s fine. All tastes catered for.

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Carpet Bowls

We have our own indoor carpet which allows individuals to recreate the age old sport of bowls in our activity centre. The game can be played either individually or in teams, using black and brown bowls and a white target ball called a Jack. Each round is called an ‘end’ with black and brown taking alternate turns to bowl and points are awarded for each bowl of the same col-our which is nearest the Jack at the completion of each ‘end’.

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Computer

Can you 'surf the net' or just play games on a computer ? Our computer room has three PC's available for individuals to use with or without the help of activity staff. We have large keyed keyboards as well as a roller-ball mouse or a joystick mouse for those who find an ordinary mouse and keyboard a problem. Have you a project you would like to write about, or do you just want to find more information about subjects of interest on the internet ?

Have you never used a computer ? If not, come and let our helpful staff get you started. Participation is available to individual's of all abilities. 

We also have two 'My Life Systems' which are designed to provide the enjoyment of numerous interactive games, music, reminiscence media material and the ability to upload your own photo's into a 'Life Book' and write your own life story. 

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Creativity For All

Our brand new purpose built room for arts and crafts offers the facilities to enjoy numerous creative projects. This encompasses a wide variety of activities including painting, colouring pictures both to take home and decorate the centre. We use different types of colouring media from crayons, felt tips to water colours and oils. Desk easels are provided and staff are on hand to give assistance to individuals where necessary, including helping to apply paint to brushes. We also create pictures from different types of materials including glitter, rice, tissue paper and even crayon shavings. Craft sessions can be used to create cards for celebratory occasions, bead threading, candle and soap making as well as producing items from a range of activities being overseen by staff who are more than willing to give as much assistance as required to all participants to ensure that they can make full use of the various sessions.

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Discussion Group Sessions

What do you feel about events, local, national or inter-national? Join our group and put your point of view across. Listen to the views of others and see if it makes you think differently. Have you any particular memories you would like to share and discuss? Any subject can lead to an interesting discussion, come and join in.

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Drama Classes

This is a new addition to our program. It will involve different types of drama workshops involving such things as role play but will also undertake exercises designed to increase the confidence and interactive skills of individuals. If you like the idea of dressing up in costumes and putting on shows etc. then this is for you. Staff will be available to give assistance to individuals of all capabilities required to en-sure that individuals can get fully involved in the activity.

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Education Classes

On a Wednesday afternoon we hold educational sessions comprising of arithmetic and English, these are for anyone who would just like to develop or maintain their abilities without the pressure of having to work towards certification. These are overseen by a qualified teacher at this time with any assistance required by individuals being provided by our own staff or volunteers.

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Fitness & Relaxation

A short but effective session of simple exercises suitable for anyone with the ability to move their arms or legs. Our instructor leads the session by example and uses manageable aids such as stretch bands etc. to put individuals through their paces. Other staff members and volunteers join in and assist individuals where necessary to get the most possible out of the sessions. This is then followed by a period of simple relaxation exercises to music, again suitable for anyone who has arm and leg movement, assisted once again by our staff and volunteers where necessary.

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Floor Games

Throw bean bags at targets and see who can get the highest score. How about a game of giant Connect Four. Throwing bean bags at a series of small plastic mats on the floor can replicate the game of golf, seeing who can complete the course in the least number of throws. How about a traditional game of floor skittles? These sessions whilst being very enjoyable can also be very competitive amongst the players. Ramps and chutes are provided for those who require them and of course, our staff are there to give as much assistance as needed to participants of all abilities. Weather permitting, a lot of these games can be taken outside to play in the summer months.

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Flower Arranging

If this is for you, come and join our sessions, using a large selection of artificial flowers which can be re-used to create colourful displays. Take them home one week and bring them back the next week. 

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Gardening

As part of our programme to help individuals learn and develop more life skills, we have a gardening session once a week, where we use raised planting areas to sow such things as carrots, spring onions, beetroot, radishes and herbs. These can be sown and looked after without the need to get anyone to undertake heavy digging, so all work can be done by the individuals. These can be harvested by the individuals and used in their meals where suitable.

Flowers such as sunflowers can also be grown in individual flower pots and grow bags used for tomato plants.

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Health & Beauty

Come and enjoy a session in our new beauty salon. Have your hair washed and blow-dried. These sessions provide a bit of pampering by our friendly staff for all who would like to spend an enjoyable time having finger and toe nails cut and painted, feet refreshed in a bubbling foot spa and experimenting with different types of make up and smellies, etc. You can also enjoy having your hair washed and styled. Come and participate you won’t regret it.

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iMUSE Experience

One of the latest additions to Lincolnshire House is the iMUSE Room. This is a sensory room specifically designed for the use of audio-visual and vibration equipment. The programme has been developed over a twenty year period by Professor Phil Ellis, in association with Sunderland University.  It was originally designed as an intervention device to enhance the lives of children with Cerebral Palsy and profound and multiple learning difficulties. It was later extended to include use by elderly people in long term care, and is now available as an intervention tool for a wide range of individuals with either physical or psychological special needs.

The experience consists of three main elements:

1. Using vocal sounds through a microphone to create noises which are then altered by the computer programme in pitch and reverberation that can be heard through speakers, the vibrations felt through the sound box in the floor and seen in a change to the graphic display on screen.

2. Using a sound beam from an ultrasonic whereby any movements (i.e. by hand, arm or head etc.) are transformed by the programme into synthetic sounds which, again, can be heard and felt, and also causing changes which can be seen visually, to the graphic display.

3. Relaxing music can be listened to and the vibrations experienced through the sound box. Changes to the tone and pitch of the music also cause changes to the graphic display.

The idea behind programme is to encourage individuals to recognise the link between the noises they make, the bodily movements they carry out, and the sounds they hear and feel, and the graphics that they see. The individual recognises the fact they are in control and able to express themselves through sound, graphics and vibrations that they are creating. Professor Ellis's studies have shown that individuals who have no form of verbal communication, can be encouraged to make vocal noises and individuals with no (or limited) physical movement can be encouraged to achieve developing physical dexterity, both as a result of their wish to create these vibro-audio and visual results. At the same time, the same system has been shown to bring a considerable calming influence on individuals who are extremely agitated, either mentally or physically.

The system also has the facility to create a personal programme around an individual user, storing their work, and even allowing the production of a hard copy of the graphics that they have created which can be printed on paper, and even on material (i.e. t-shirts etc.)

Whilst Professor Ellis is starting to introduce these systems worldwide, there are only about twenty such facilities in the UK, and we are proud to be at the fore-front of the technology.     

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Life Skills

These sessions are designed to help individuals to develop their knowledge and abilities in dealing with day to day items and situations such as handling and understanding money. This includes recognizing and adding up amounts of coins etc., as well as undertaking practical exercises such as working on simple budgeting and shopping scenarios, all held within our activity centre with money and other props being supplied by us and our staff and volunteers working with individuals to enhance their awareness and understanding of certain financial transactions.

Other sessions deal with telling the time using clock faces and picture cards. We also have disability aids allowing individuals to carry out such tasks as peeling vegetables, or buttering bread to make sandwiches or toasties, etc., we are continually endeavouring to widen our range of activities all take place under the guidance and assistance of our staff, making the sessions available to individuals of all abilities.

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Literacy and Numeracy Classes

These sessions are designed to develop individuals' literacy and numeracy skills using simple exercises, aids and games. Our staff use picture cards, join the dots, sheets, etc. helping individuals to identify letters and numbers and then simple games or exercises to help connect words with pictures, etc., and numbers with quantities. The complexitiy of these games and exercises can be varied to suit the differing abilities of all individuals.

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Multi Sensory

Come and try our multi sensory room for a nice chill out session. Watch the fascinating light shows with wall projections, colourful tubes, fibre-optics and ultra-violet displays. Sink into our pool of small plastic balls and watch the display accompanied by relaxing tranquil music or relax on our soft furnishings, comprising of armchairs, bean bags or mattresses. The whole room is fully accessible via an overhead hoist. If you enjoy coloured lights and relaxation then this is for you. The room can be hired out (prices starting from £17.50 per hour) for private use so come and relax.   

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Music

Come and join in one of our music sessions or wheelchair dancing lessons. We have a variety of percussion instruments to play on or you may like to listen to music, either live or recorded. One of our residents presents a selection of music once a month. Come and try a karaoke session (no talent needed).

You may prefer to come and try a spot of wheel-chair or ordinary dancing. Would you like to help us form a ‘formation wheelchair dancing’ team? These sessions are overseen by our own staff who of course are happy to give any assistance required to individuals of all abilities.

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New Age Kurling

This is played either individually or in teams, using blue or red stones, these are weighted plastic discs which run on large ball bearings. These are propelled towards a target mat which is divided into circles where the points range from 10 in the centre circle to 1 on the outer edge of the mat. The stones can be pushed along the floor or where necessary a wooden chute is provided and held by a helper to allow individuals to slide the stone down the chute towards the target. Red and blue stones take alternate turns and the score each stone achieves is credited to the individual (whether or not the stone may be moved or knocked off of the target mat by subsequent stones). The highest overall score wins at the end of the game.

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Photography

Have you joined the digital age or still using 35mm film, it doesn't matter. Our photography sessions are available for either format. We can set props inside or take pictures outside whenever a good shot presents itself. Take pictures when you go out for a day, put them onto DVD or into an album and show them to everyone at our meetings. We can provide tripods and staff are available to assist people of all capabilities to participate. Download onto computer here or at home and create your own scrapbook or help to create a Lincolnshire House scrapbook. Create your own calendar or personalize greeting cards with your own pictures, come and get ‘Snap Happy’.

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Power Chair Football

This takes place once a week at the Bottesford Sports Hall and is carried out in association with Scunthorpe United Disability Football. Attachments are fitted to the wheelchairs and a large ball is used. Initially funded by the Big Lottery we have a number of specific sports chairs which individuals can be transferred into or individuals can choose to have the attachments fitted to their own chairs where possible. We send at least two staff to assist with these sessions (and undertake personal care if required) and we have trained coaches from SUDS who run the sessions. We also have the opportunity to travel to play teams from other areas. The sessions are very popular and really help to develop driving skills and prove to be a good physical workout for the upper body and arms. Come along and watch a session and see if it’s for you. Learn to control the ball with your chair and develop the techniques to spin your chair to put more force on the ball when passing it or shooting at goal. A game normally consists of two teams of four players but regular substitutions means that everyone gets to join in.

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Rebound Therapy

The phrase 'Rebound Therapy' was first used in 1969 by E.G Anderson, who founded the programme of using trampolines to provide therapeutic exercises for individuals with a wide range of special needs. Participants can range from mild to severe learning disabilities including sensory impairment and autism.

By using controlled movements on the trampoline and gradually adding other pieces of equipment, individuals can promote changes in muscle tone (either increasing or decreasing as required), promote balance, relaxation, sensory awareness, fitness and communication skills. 

The constant muscle work involved in maintaining position and balance lead to an increased demand for oxygen, which is beneficial to the workings of the Cardio-Respiratory system.

Low degree bouncing can cause a reduction in muscle rigidity, while a higher degree of bouncing can increase muscle tone and muscle control. Through touch and joint sensation, individuals can become much more aware of their body parts and special awareness. Adding rhythm and movement can greatly help to develop co-ordination.

Concentration can be enhanced through eye contact with the operator and exclamations and gasps can lead to increased vocalisation.

Good positioning and low degree bouncing can prove very relaxing for the individual.

Lincolnshire House has invested in 'Rebound Therapy' and now has a number of trained and qualified operators keen to make these benefits available to our residents and daily attenders.

The progress being made by users can be recorded and followed.

Whilst the programme is designed to promote fitness, it is also designed to be fun.

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Reiki & Reflexology Sessions

These ‘complimentary therapy’ sessions are provided by a fully qualified member of our own staff, proving very popular with individuals suffering from aches, pains and stress. The recipient remains fully clothed throughout the procedure which involves the use of the therapists hands to channel the bodies natural energies. This all takes place in a relaxing atmosphere whilst listening to relaxing music. The same member of staff is also trained to carry out Reflexology so there is a choice of therapies for any recipient. These sessions take place in our new purpose built facility. These sessions take place in our new purpose built facility.

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Sewing & Knitting

Do you enjoying knitting, sewing or embroidery. If so come and join in our weekly sewing group were you can make crafts which are useful, like peg bags, cushion covers, etc. or just decorative items such as wall plaques, etc. These can be made to take home or to be sold at one of our fund raising fairs. We have sewing machines and safer plastic needles for the less dexterous and as always our staff are available to give as much assistance as required to participants of all capabilities. Be creative and have a social afternoon at the same time!

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Swimming

Our staff escort participants to either the Pods in Scunthorpe or Brigg Leisure Centre. Here they are assisted to change and have a session in the swimming pool fully assisted by our staff as required. If you can swim you can strike out on your own but if you are not a good swimmer or just like to float our staff are there to support you, along with buoyancy aids. Both locations provide hoists to allow disabled access in the changing rooms and pools.

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Table Game Sessions

Do you like card games, dominoes, chess or draughts etc? maybe you are good at Scrabble or memory games, may-be you enjoy the more educational games. We cater for all interests. Do you enjoy a game of bingo or maybe Play Your Cards Right, how about a casino afternoon (no money involved). Perhaps you would like to play on a Nintendo Wii? We have a wide variety of games, some to amuse you and some to test your skills and knowledge. Get together and form a league or just play individual games, its up to you. Have a game of snooker on our bar-size table or see how you get on in quizzes set to suit all abilities. Once again our friendly staff are there to assist where necessary.

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Ten Pin Bowling

We take groups of individuals to a local bowling alley where we are able to use metal ramps to allow individuals of all capabilities to take part in this enjoyable pastime and have a snack in the cafeteria afterwards. All individuals are given full assistance by our staff as required.

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Activities Timetable

Weekday Time Activity Further info
Monday 09.30 - 12.30 Creativity For All A selection of different types of arts and crafts including painting, colouring, and card making
09.30 - 12.30 Health and Beauty Health and Beauty with Mandy,manicures. pedicures, facials etc. can be administered at a small charge to cover cost of materials used. Enjoy a bit of pampering!.
10.30 - 12.30 Ten Pin Bowling We take groups of individuals to a local bowling alley where we are able to use metal ramps to allow individuals of all capabilites to take part and have a snack in the cafeteria afterwards. All individuals are given full assistance by our staff as required.
13.30 - 15.30 Health & Beauty Health and Beauty with Mandy,manicures. pedicures, facials etc. can be administered at a small charge to cover cost of materials used. Enjoy a bit of pampering!.
13.30 - 15.30 Health & Beauty Health and Beauty with Mandy,manicures. pedicures, facials etc. can be administered at a small charge to cover cost of materials used. Enjoy a bit of pampering!.
13.30 - 15.30 Health & Beauty Health and Beauty with Mandy,manicures. pedicures, facials etc. can be administered at a small charge to cover cost of materials used. Enjoy a bit of pampering!
13.30 - 15.30 iMUSE/Rebound Therapy This is a sensory room specifically designed for the use of audio-visual and vibration equipment
13.30 - 15.30 Rebound Therapy By using controlled movements on the trampoline and gradually adding other pieces of equipment individuals can promote changes in muscle tone, promote balance and relaxation.
13.45 - 14.30 Keep- Fit A short but effective session of simple exercises suitable for anyone for anyone with the ability to move their arms or legs.
Tuesday 09.30 - 12.30 Baking/Cookery Sessions We provide ingredients, equipment and assistance to allow individuals of all abilites to prepare and mix their own ingredients to produce, main courses, pastries and desserts. Our brand new fully accessible kitchen offers the complete cookery and bakery experience.
09.30- 12.30 Health & Beauty Health and Beauty with Mandy,manicures. pedicures, facials etc can be administered at a small charge to cover cost of materials used. Enjoy a bit of pampering!
09.30-12.30 Creativity For All A selection of different types of arts and crafts including painting, colouring, and card making
09.30-12.30 Kurling A range of games to suit everyone's abilities, table games, boccia, new age kurling, indoor bowling and floor games
13.30 - 15.30 Creativity for All A selection of different types of arts and crafts including painting, colouring, and card making
13.30 - 15.30 Karate We have enthusiastic karate group, helped by trained instructors from 'The Hara Shotokan Karate Club' who meet in our main hall. Individuals with widely differing abilities derive a lot of pleasure and beneficial exercises whilst learning the skills of the martial art. Where possible individuals are working towards gaining the prestigious coloured belts.
13.30 - 15.30 Rebound Therapy By using controlled movements on the trampoline and gradually adding other pieces of equipment individuals can promote changes in muscle tone, promote balance and relaxation.
Wednesday 09.30 - 12.30 Games A range of games to suit everyone's abilities, table games, boccia, new age kurling, indoor bowling and floor games.
09.30 - 12.30 iMUSE This is a sensory room specifically designed for the use of audio-visual and vibration equipment.
09.30 - 12.30 Life Skills/ Cooking We provide ingredients, equipment and assistance to allow individuals of all abilites to prepare and mix their own ingredients to produce, main courses, pastries and desserts. Our brand new fully accessible kitchen offers the complete cookery and bakery experience
09.30 - 12.30 Like Skills/Cooking We provide ingredients, equipment and assistance to allow individuals of all abilites to prepare and mix their own ingredients to produce, main courses, pastries and desserts. Our brand new fully accessible kitchen offers the complete cookery and bakery experience
13.30 - 15.30 Adult Education We hold a educational session, these are for anyone who would like to develop and maintain their abilities without the pressure of having to work towards certification
13.30 - 15.30 Creativity for All A selection of different types of arts and crafts including painting, colouring, and card making
13.30 - 15.30 Games A range of games to suit everyone's abilities, table games, boccia, new age kurling, indoor bowling and floor games.
13.30 - 15.30 Life Skills/Cooking We provide ingredients, equipment and assistance to allow individuals of all abilites to prepare and mix their own ingredients to produce, main courses, pastries and desserts. Our brand new fully accessible kitchen offers the complete cookery and bakery experience
13.30 - 15.30 NTT Name That Tune is a quiz for the residents to test music knowledge
Thursday 09.30 - 12.30 Baking/Cookery Sessions We provide ingredients, equipment and assistance to allow individuals of all abilities to prepare and mix their own ingredients and bake different types of pastries, meals and desserts. Our brand new fully accessible kitchen offers the complete cookery and bakery experience.
09.30 - 12.30 Reiki Reiki is carried out by a qualified therapist, this can happen any day of the week so phoning is advisable to book treatment
10.00 - 12.00 Book Club Take part in our book club in either reading or listening to a wide variety of books, followed by a discussion about the book.
13.30 - 15.30 Flower Arranging Take part in the flower arranging class and have your arrangement displayed in our activity centre
13.30 - 15.30 Flower Arranging Take part in the flower arranging class and have your arrangement displayed in our activity centre
13.30 - 15.30 Music Come and join in one of our music sessions or wheelchair dancing lessons
13.30 - 15.30 Rebound Therapy By using controlled movements on the trampoline and gradually adding other pieces of equipment individuals can promote changes in muscle tone, promote balance and relaxation
Friday 09.30 - 12.00 Creativity For All A selection of arts & crafts for everyone to join in.
09.30 - 12.00 Games A range of games to suit everyone's abilities, table games, boccia, new age kurling, indoor bowling and floor games.
09.30 - 12.30 Health and Beauty Health and Beauty with Mandy,manicures. pedicures, facials etc can be administered at a small charge to cover cost of materials used. Enjoy a bit of pampering!
09.30 - 12.30 Snoozelen Our Multi-Sensory Room offers the opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings and experience various lighting effects using wall projection bubble tubes and fibre optics. A plastic ball pool is another popular feature of the room, which is fully accessible by overhead hoist.
09.30 - 12.30 Swimming Services users take it in turns on a rota basis to go swimming at Brigg Leisure Centre or The Pods.
13.30 - 15.30 Rebound Therapy By using controlled movements on the trampoline and gradually adding other pieces of equipment individuals can promote changes in muscle tone, promote balance and relaxation.
13.30 - 15.30 Reiki Reiki is carried out by a qualified therapist, this can happen any day of the week so phoning is advisable to book treatment
13.30 - 15.30 Sewing/Knitting Do you enjoy sewing come and join in our weekly sewing group
13.30 - 15.30 Weighing This is when residents are monitored on a weekly basis
Saturday 10.00 - 12.00 Breakfast club
11.00 - 15.00 Ten Pin Bowling We take groups of individuals to a local bowling alley where we are able to use metal ramps to allow individuals of all capabilites to take part and have a snack in the cafeteria afterwards. All individuals are given full assistance by our staff as required.
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch club

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