During these difficult times our dedicated teams are working around the clock to continue looking after our young people. To facilitate social distancing, our office based support staff will be working from home wherever possible and can be contacted using the numbers on our Contact Us page. We are still reviewing all referrals, offering placements where relevant, and planning for young people to move into our homes where it is safe to do so. Despite the challenges we all face during these testing times, we are committed to supporting you and our young people.
Bargain Hunt arrived at two of our homes over Easter. Two of our Bedfordshire homes completed a Bargain Hunt challenge in their local area with exciting results.
April is 'Move More Month' within Oracle where the aim is to inspire everyone, staff and young people, to make healthy lifestyle choices and commit to being physically active. Spring is the perfect time to get out and about and use the natural environment around us to improve our well-being.
The NHS recommends 30 minutes exercise per day for adults and 60 minutes per day for children in order to get the health benefits from exercise. As the Activity Alliance suggest, an active lifestyle is not only good for your health but also increases independence, reduces stress, boosts self esteem and enhances your co-ordination.
Many of our young people already have active lifestyles and take part in weekly gymnastics, swimming, football and trampolining together with school based outdoor education, forest school and PE activities.
Accidents are the biggest killer of children and young people in today's society!
Whereas walking to and from school safely was the theme of conversations with some youngsters looking at keeping safe. This included issues around stranger danger, crossing roads etc, use of mobile phones - phoning home before they leave school, organising meeting points and setting times to meet.