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A Floor 1 Kinda Morning!

A Floor 1 Kinda Morning! Floor 1 have had a busy but fun morning today! It started with a Movement and Relaxation session and then we had a Sensory Music session...   No rest for the wicked, but that's just how we like it! A Floor 1 Kinda Morning!   Floor 1 have...

Horizons Photo Drop! (Floor 2)

Horizons Photo Drop! (Floor 2) A quick look at what we've been up to!   Shopping trip to buy ingredients for today's cooking session... A wander down to the park... Another group went to Stamford park, fed the ducks and went to the...

Last Week from 1st Floor!

Last Week from 1st Floor! In pictures! 1st Floor enjoying honing their cooking skills and learning recipes in the new kitchen ready for the Jubilee celebrations. Also see them out and about shopping, at the library and visiting the Art Gallery!

This week at Horizons…

This week at Horizons... Another busy week here at Horizons, in the very changeable weather! Take a look at some of our photographs from all over the place! We really do get out and about... Heaton Park    Alex park in the sun...   Library...

This week at Horizons…

This week at Horizons... Another fantastic week comes to an end here at Horizons! Enjoy a selection of photographs from the past few days... Ability Wheelz Trip to the Library Bowling, getting messy in foam, exploring, visiting wheelz and baking cheesy bread... We...

Busy as usual…

Busy as usual... It's been another busy week here at Horizons!   Here's a selection of photos from the past few days...   Out and about Wheels for All Trip to Media City Getting Red Nose Day ready We're already looking forward to next week, and it's not even...

Horizons Get Busy!

Horizons Get Busy! Check out a few photos of some of the Horizons lot shopping for ingredients and then getting a little bit messy... ...and a few photos from some of our Independent living skills sessions...  

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt…

We're Going On A Bear Hunt... We’ve celebrated World Book Day at Horizons this week. As you can see from the photos, we all had a great time!   Also out and about this week, have been our Community Access Groups. Here's a few photos of some really positive Social...

Indoor Fun!

Indoor Fun!   The weather hasn't been the best this week... We've stayed indoors, doing floors activities, indoor games, cooking, sensory activities and even karaoke!

A few fun days…

A few fun days...   We’ve had a fun couple of days on floor 1 doing different things for Children in Need. We made some spotty cakes, our own Pudsey ears and even a giant Pudsey Bear. Our Pudsey Bear even went on tour visiting the other groups!  ...

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Hi all, 2 weeks back after the break and things seem quite settled. I took a week's leave last week so Happy New Year to you all and your families. On the COVID front I have some good news. Staff who want the vaccination can now book an appointment. I am having my...

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Happy New Year from everyone at Horizons! I hope you are all keeping well. David's group have been busy catching up with general maintenance, making a new fresh start.. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="139" gal_title="DIY January 21"] They aren't the only ones getting the...

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Merry Christmas from everyone at Horizons!!!! We've had lots of fun over the past couple of weeks! We've been building our own winter wonderland with the help of other bubbles, had Christmas parties, Christmas jumper day, cooked our very own Christmas dinner and...

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Hi all, I hope you are well. On the whole, I have to say this last week has been one of the worst in my 9 years at Horizons. It started over the weekend when I had to shut David’s group due to a positive COVID test in the group. Then on Monday, Shelley and Kate’s...

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Hi all, I hope you are all well. Thanks to Shelley for doing the blog last week. As I am writing this, I have just seen the online BBC News article about a report from Public Health England on how people with a learning disability were affected in the first wave of...

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Hi all, it’s Shelley, I am doing the blog in John’s absence but don’t worry, he is back next week! Thank you to all the parents who responded to the questionnaire regarding the second lockdown. We recognise the concerns of families at present and we have decided to...

Horizons update 2nd November

Good morning, I hope you are all well. No doubt you will have heard the announcement by the Government over the weekend about a second national lockdown starting later this week for 4 weeks. At the moment we are trying to assess how this will affect Horizons. Your...

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Our young people have enjoyed another busy week at Horizons! Emma's group got stuck into preparations for the eagerly awaited Halloween fun day next Friday.. They are also making poppies to decorate the cafe of Trinity House to cheer the residents up.. Floor 1 have...

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Hi all, I hope you are all well and have had a good week. Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the parent app, it is important that you do so to make sure you get all the latest information regarding Horizons. Key workers are also starting to send photos out...

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Hi all, hope you are all well. This week has been a really good week with most service users returning full time and settling back in with no problems. Although we are still restricted in the activities we can run, everybody seems to have engaged in what has been on...

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Hi all, I hope you are all well. Firstly I hope that you have all managed to download the new app called Parent Connect. If you have not yet, please do or if you are having problems let us know. It will now be our main form of communication about Horizons and will...

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Hi all, the last 2 weeks of our phased reopening seem to have really gone well. It’s been great to see all the service users back and catching up with their friends and how well they have all settled in. We also had a transition day on Wednesday with 11 potential new...

Horizons update 4th September

Hi all, I am pleased to say we have made the decision to reopen Horizons next week on a phased return. The decision has been taken on the grounds that, although still high, the number of cases in Oldham has stayed the same this week following the big drop the week...

Horizons update 28th August

Following a meeting with the executive team this week, we have made the decision to form 2 bubbles at Horizons once we reopen. One bubble will be on floor 1 and 2, the second bubble will be on the ground floor. We have decided on 2 bubbles because of the layout of the...

Horizons update 21st August

Hi all, sadly Horizons will be closed again next week due to the number of positive cases in Oldham and Greater Manchester. Although numbers have gone down slightly, they are still high (please see the Government's published numbers for more information). Following...

Horizons update 13th August

Hi all, unfortunately I have again made the decision for Medtia to stay closed next week due to the large increase in positive test results in Oldham and surrounding areas. Our socially distanced meet-ups in the park will continue and your key worker will be in touch...

Horizons update 7th August

Hi all, with the situation across Greater Manchester and particularly Oldham not changing this week in relation to COVID, I have decided to keep the building closed for another week. The social meet-ups in the parks will continue next week and key workers will be...

Horizons update 3rd August

Hi all, last week was a week of 2 halves. We started on a positive with 8 service users coming in each day on what we hoped would be the start of the phased opening of Horizons. Although quiet and not offering a full service, it seemed to go well with relaxed sessions...

Direct Payments FAQ

Frequently asked questions to support Direct Payment Recipients and Personal Assistants We have been receiving a lot of enquiries about invoices and payments under the current situation. Please see the guidance below on Direct Payments from Oldham Cares which we hope...

Horizons update 14th July

Following Graham’s update on 26th June (available here), please find the latest news on Horizons for families below.. Hi all, firstly I would like to say how nice it has been to see so many service users, families and staff at the open air meetings that have been...

Horizons update 26th June

Following Graham’s update on 12th June (available here), please find the latest news on Horizons for families below.. Dear Service Users, As the weeks are passing, I appreciate that many of you will be anxious about what will happen to enable a return to Horizons. You...

Horizons update 12th June

Following Graham’s announcement on 3rd June (available here), this is the latest important update on Horizons.. Dear Service User, As you will be aware, over the last two weeks our teams have been carrying out risk assessments to determine a way forward for our ‘New...

Horizons update 3rd June

Following Graham’s announcement on 29th May (available here), this is the latest important update on Horizons.. We have now completed our consultation on the ‘New Provision Offer’. We would like to thank all our families, staff, partners and young people for your...

Horizons update 29th May

Here is the latest important update on Horizons from Graham.. Dear Service User, Firstly, I would like to thank you for your feedback relating to our ‘New Provision’ offer and risk assessment process. I appreciate that there was a lot of information to digest, but...

Horizons update 20th May

Here's the latest important update for families from Graham: Hi everyone, In John’s weekend blog (here) he stated that we would forward you our process regarding the potential re-opening of Horizons. Below is the letter we've sent out to you today, together with a...

Horizons update 15th May

Hi all, hope you are all well and keeping safe. As you will have seen, the Government gave an announcement last Sunday re the easing of the lockdown. Unfortunately, from a reopening point of view, the guidance means little chance of Horizons opening soon. However,...

Horizons update 8th May

Hi everybody, I hope you’re all keeping safe and well. We decided not to have our planned virtual meeting with the directors this week due to the Government's expected announcement on Sunday, as I hope to be able to put a plan in place from that. If you haven't...

Horizons update 4th May

Hi everybody, hope you're all keeping safe and well. Firstly, a thank you to Dan and Callum for showing off their musical talents and to the staff for the the videos they have done to show you how much we are all missing you. I look forward with hope to the coming...

COVID-19 Update ~ Sunday 5th April

*** UPDATE SUNDAY 5TH APRIL *** Please visit the government website for the latest advice on supporting your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-advice-to-support-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak We are...

Online Resources

We have a new Remote Learning guide, our one-stop resource list for young people, parents and staff which brings together all the apps we use at Horizons and also includes links to other resources that may be of interest to you. Please click on the link to view...

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As you may know, we support a large number of service users who have epilepsy at Horizons. All our staff are trained in epilepsy awareness and, where needed, the administration of emergency medication. This month I was informed by a parent that it is 'Epilepsy...

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