There have been some spooky activities around our houses recently… As our colleagues and the people we support got ready for Halloween.
Preparations got underway right back at the beginning of October. As Halloween is a favourite time of year for our Young Adults, and celebrations continue throughout the month. Our team at the allotment even got in on the act by growing and distributing pumpkins to our schools, houses and colleagues.
A lot of time and effort goes into making Halloween the spooktacular event that all of our Young People enjoy and feel comfortable with.
So, What Does A Typical Halloween Look Like At Bright Futures?
We’ll delve into what happened at one of the homes of our Young Adults.
To get the month off to a suitably scary start, the Young Adults go shopping to choose and buy the decorations they would like in their home. This gives them the control over how their home environment will look. The aesthetic is particularly important as our home is entered into a ‘best-dressed’ competition. The home gets judged against the whole estate which is a fantastic way for our Young Adults to engage with their local community.
Next comes the super fun part! Our Young Adults get to choose the outfit that they would like to wear, buy and make. Our colleagues help to ensure that there are no sensory issues with the costumes or materials.
Every witch needs somewhere to show off her hat, so our colleagues and Young Adults organize a party to which they will invite some of our Young Adults from another site! This gives everyone a lovely chance to socialise and have some fun.
Halloween week itself is a flurry of ghoulish activities. Our Young Adults have daily activities such as pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, Halloween baking, Halloween films, spooky arts and crafts.
As with everything we do here at Bright Futures the happiness of the people we support is at the heart of our Halloween celebrations, and it’s fair to say Halloween 2022 was enjoyed by all.