Activities offered by the New Opportunities Worcestershire service
• IT, DIY, Woodwork, Photography, Cardmaking, Music, Cooking on a budget and Art at Shrub Hill in Worcester
• Horticulture is offered at the Fairfield Centre, Worcester and New Haven , Bromsgrove
• Woodwork is offered at The Old Needleworks , Redditch
In addition a wide range of other groups/locations will start when sufficient referrals have been made (NB group size needed may be as small as 3-4 people). These will cover a range of activities suitable for engaging a variety of service users e.g. Manual activities (e.g. woodwork, horticulture), Creative activity (Arts and Crafts) and Desk based activity (e.g. I.T , office skills). See appendix list for initial menu of outreach offered. However if there are activities that are not yet covered but are identified as needed please inform us so we can look into how best we can encompass these. Referral process
The person being referred must be in receipt of secondary mental health services—Consultant, CPN and/or Social worker.
Phone us with details of the person who wishes to be referred and the activity/location of where they are interested in attending.
We will then look on Carenotes for up to date and relevant information about the person including risk assessments and/or Care plan.
The service user, via the referrer, will be invited to visit and spend some time at the relevant venue with the Instructor and one of the above.
If the activity is appropriate, a start date will be discussed and a ‘welcome’ letter sent to the service user, and a copy uploaded a copy on to Carenotes.
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