Many of us are spending a lot of time at home at the moment and trying to find ways to have fun and connect with others.
For people living in supported accommodation and the disability support workers who support them, it’s a big challenge. How can we support people with routines and activities they enjoy throughout the day?
Scope Occupational Therapists Susan Fowler and Andrea Jackson are here to help! The Having Fun with the People You Support podcast is about developing inclusive activities for people with disabilities. It has practical advice about running groups, plus examples and ideas to inspire you.
Susan and Andrea have a passion for working with people with disabilities, and the people who support them. They both work in Scope’s Positive Behaviour Support Service.
How to listen
Listen to the episodes below, or on your favourite app!
An introduction to how to connect with people with disabilities through enjoyable activities. Ideas and practical tips to get you started.
Resources for episode 1:
How to connect and engage with people with disabilities through enjoyable activities. Outlining the qualities and general principals to help your activity be successful.
Resources for episode 2:
This is an example of a sensory-focused story recounting a trip to the beach.
Resource for episode 3:
Sharing experiences using sensory focused story bags.