Latest News from the Princes Centre
Published: 09 November 2021
As a result of the recent away-day work undertaken by the trustees,
there are many plans ahead for the future of the centre. We will be recruiting
a senior support worker to work at Bourne End and have agreed that we
‘champion’ staff in specific fields and offer training for the role ie.
Dementia champion, Learning Disability champion, safeguarding and H&S
champions, enabling staff to gain recognised skills and knowledge. The staffing
ratio will change from 1 staff member covering 6 clients to 1 to 5 for the
older clients. Future growth plans and improvement projects have also been
As well as their usual activities, some of the clients were
recently involved with preparing for Halloween doing pumpkin carving and
Halloween baking. Outdoor activities such as swimming, tennis and bowls
continue for those clients who enjoy them. The woodwork group are busy
preparing some items to sell at the Christmas light switch on. The younger
clients are making preparations to host a ‘Centre’s got Talent’ to entertain
the older clients on December 1st and you are invited to come along
and support their efforts. The Jinglers
will be entertaining at St Mary’s on Friday 26th November at 10 am
and we hope that you will come along and support them.
We are very appreciative of a large
donation from a local resident given to enable the replacement of the curtains
and the purchase of a larger TV screen for the Peter Robinson Hall. The larger
screen will enable hard of hearing clients to read the wording easier.
We have also received a generous grant
from the Peter Harrison Foundation and a £5,000 grant offer towards the cost of
installing solar panels next summer. This is funded through the European
Regional Development Fund and delivered by Ngage Solutions Ltd, a subsidiary of
Buckinghamshire Business First. The
installation of solar panels will be one of the projects aimed at reducing our
quiz & curry night is being organised to be held on Friday 28th
January 7pm for a 7.30 start. It is good fun and our first opportunity in 2
years to hold a quiz. We do hope you and your friends will attend. Please
advise our manager Kim if you would like to come.
Another way to
support the centre is to participate in Buckinghamshire
Council’s monthly lottery with tickets costing just £1 each. We are the charity
they are currently supporting with 50% of the ticket money being donated to us.
It is an easy way to support the centre so why not take part and raise money for
our own centre! The lottery offers fantastic prizes, please take a look. The
link to buy tickets is; https://www.buckinghamshirelottery.co.uk/support/the-princes-risborough-centre-limitedtickets
New volunteers are always welcome. If
you wish to offer help in any way or are interested in your loved ones to come
and have a free taste of what is offered at the Centre, please contact Kim our
manager on 01844 345105.