Jungle camp experience for Goldcrest House is a hit as service users get into the spirit of the hit programme ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here’.
Embracing the Australian based action packed trials and tribulations of 10 celebrities, service users at Goldcrest House were keen to experience what it might feel like to be part of the jungle celebrity camp.
Making it happen, but not a trip to Australia, service users were treated to a trip to Madame Tussauds in Blackpool to see first-hand the life-like wax work characters of Ant and Dec, and pose for photos in their very own cockroach filled Bush Tucker Trial.
Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “As part of our person-centred activity plans we hold a monthly consultation with service users called, ‘You said we did’. The consultation encourages open communication about how they would like to engage and participate with the wider community and their friends. I’m a Celebrity is a big hit here within the house, and even though we couldn’t get a trip to Australia organized, we could certainly make a much more local trip to ensure the people we support experience the hit show first-hand.”
Based on Boothferry Road Goldcrest House is a centre of excellence dedicated to addressing the individual needs of adults over 18 affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties. It provides residential care, supported living, long and short term respite care, day services and outreach to meet the varied needs of those who access the service 52 weeks a year; its aim is to be the UK’s quality service of choice.