05/09/2023

Berkshire care and supported housing schemes host music festival

Two women playing bongo drums and smiling

Staff and service users at Hightown Housing Association’s learning disability services in Berkshire and Wycombe came out in full force for their first music festival.

The event was held at Ariadni, a specialist learning disability service in Bracknell, in August. Over 50 staff and service users attended the event which was organised to bring service users from different care and support schemes together for a day of fun, food and fantastic entertainment.

The day was full of energy and featured a variety of activities such as music, drumming and dancing. A particular highlight was the ever-popular djembe, an African drum played with bare hands, which was enjoyed by service users and staff alike. As was the live music - from guitar solos to residents singing along to their favourite songs. 

The DJ also played crowd favourites which saw attendees tapping their feet away on the dance floor. The venue was beautifully decorated and featured a Mick Jagger cardboard cutout which proved popular with service users. There was a mocktail bar at the end of the garden much to the delight of guests.

Francis Zvoma, Hightown's Head of Care & Supported Housing - Regulated Services, said:

"It was brilliant to see so many of our service users in one place and enjoying themselves. This is credit to the hard work of managers for organising this event and for all the staff for supporting everyone to attend. Thank you to all the Berkshire and Wycombe staff who ensured the service users had a memorable day."

It was a fun and friendly affair with service users from Bracknell, Sandhurst, Crowthorne and Wokingham joining together to enjoy a range of activities, music, and good company.