Welcome to the Co-op Blog!

Here you may read about all the wonderful things our users have been getting up to. We also hope the blog will be a place where users talk about a variety of things, whether it be issues affecting them day to day or what they have been watching on TV recently. 

We aim to release a 'Weekly Update' every Friday, which gives a brief summary of the weeks events, as well as occasional blogs from staff and service users about the Parchment experience.

February 9, 2018

Welcome to the Weekly blog, where as always we have lots of interesting things to talk about!

Later tonight we have many parents and carers coming on down to Theaklen drive for a fancy meal. Lots of work has gone into this, with Jade Alan and Stacy spending most of Thursday and Friday in the kitchen making various tasty dishes. Many others are volunteering on the night to be waiters, wash up or other jobs. Hopefully it will be a opportunity for those attending to tell their stories and for us to...

February 2, 2018

We are back with the (not quite weekly) Weekly Blog! We have had a busy few weeks, with the yearly staff training day last Friday and new placements starting up. This week Nick and John helped out with the food bank, Claire talks about what she gets up to at the weekend and Sean talks about his ambitions of owning a boat! 

Staff Training day

Last Friday was a special date in the Parchment Calendar. All branches of the organisation were closed for the day to free up the whole staff group for...

January 23, 2018

A couple of unfortunate circumstances have prevented the blog from taking up its usual Friday slots for the past couple of weeks (shoutout to Steve who managed to completely delete the completed blog I gave him to proof-read! Oops!)

Given that this Friday is our staff wide training day, the time has come for a break in tradition. Prepare for a Midweek Special! 

(Assuming Steve doesn't delete this one too!) 

Kitchen Time

Kitchen time sessions are a chance for us to focus on a particular recipe...

January 5, 2018

A new year is upon us! We returned on Tuesday full of energy and New Years spirit. After planning for the week we have been gradually easing ourselves back into routine. We have been on a couple of healthy walks (to try and shed some of that Christmas pudding!) along with some other regular activities like photography and gym. We have also been practising our letter writing by writing to some of our favourite celebrities! Read on for more. 

2017 in pictures

Sometimes before looking forwards...

December 22, 2017

The Co-op Gazette is finally out! Steve has spent many hours creating this light hearted (but hard hitting) piece of journalism. Find out about some of the adventures and developments of the past year! Click here or on the image below to view! (11MB)