Our previous news item on our website regarding refurbishments was the Day Centre. That is not to say that we are not constantly decorating and making repairs to our properties, but our latest major re-fit has been our Laundry at our Support Unit.
Alpha House was lucky enough to have the Find Your Voice Choir give our lads 6 weeks of singing training. At first, the lads were a little weary about the idea, but we were all amazed how much they all enjoyed it! Watch our video of the final performance in which the choir sings Don’t Stop by Journey.
The Alpha House lads enjoyed working with Find Your Voice so much, that we have arranged for them to come back for another 6 weeks starting next month.
The Find Your Voice Choir works with people with little (or in this case none) experience in choir singing and helps them to “find their voice” so to speak. Throughout 6 sessions of training, the Alpha House choir learned some basics of singing and it was a pleasure to see their confidence grow and their talents shine through.
We can’t wait for the next 6 week session to see how the next group enjoy this musical experience!!
These days it’s easy to take our smart phones, our laptops and our tablets for granted. We use them for just about everything, but imagine how difficult things would be if we didn’t have access to this kind of technology.
Many of our clients come to us with little more than the clothes on their back, so accessing the online world isn’t quite as simple as it is for most of us. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce we have now opened our “IT Suite” which is dedicated to meeting those needs for our clients.
Containing three desktop computers, three laptops, a colour printer/scanner and a dedicated, high speed broadband connection, our clients now have access to the internet for checking Universal Credit accounts, paying council tax, social media, online banking and anything else they wish (within reason of course!).
We still encourage our clients to work towards independent living, but at least now they have internet access in the meantime!