In each home, clients participate fully in its running, sharing domestic and household responsibilities including shopping, budgeting, cooking, gardening and so on.
There is a constant focus on helping each client develop and use their skills to the full.
In their leisure time a wide and varied range of activities reflecting the interest of the clients are provided, including swimming, trips to the cinema, discotheques, concerts, ten pin bowling, pottery, aerobic, dance and drama being a few examples.
For many activities, service users from the different homes link together in small groups, which provides increased opportunities to develop friendships and increased choice of activities.
The emphasis throughout the leisure programmes is on helping the service users to use community based resources though in addition activities are organized within each home.
Each household has the availability of its own minibus for trips and each year annual holidays are arranged.