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OWL Cerrig Camu


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An innovative project has been set up in Dolgellau, Gwynedd, to support individuals with learning disabilities, mental health needs and acquired brain injuries to take charge of their lives.

Called an OWL centre, which stands for ‘Outcomes with Learning’, it is the first of its kind in Wales and based at the Cerrig Camu site in Old Barmouth Road, operated by care provider Regard.It is open to people from Gwynedd, Dyfed, Anglesey and surrounding areas and is focussed on supporting individuals who present complex and challenging needs.

The new service is Regard’s second OWL centre in the UK and follows a pilot project in the village of Sixpenny Handley in Dorset that has proved hugely popular and successful.

Those attending will take part in activities including arts and crafts, animal husbandry, horticulture, sensory experiences, relaxation, music, woodwork, home economics, IT, education, social skill development and lifelong learning accessed at a level appropriate to meet their assessed needs.

Julie Davies, Wales locality manager for Regard, said: “We have an 11-acre site and have put together a weekly schedule of activities that will enable and encourage individuals to meet and realise their potential. It is a holistic service that provides tailor-made packages that will provide the level of support and supervision required. We work closely with the people we support and their families to provide for their needs. Our mission is to make a real and positive difference to the lives of the adults we support by providing person-centred day services that offer outcomes with learning services. Working with animals will be a particular focus of this project as we recognise the therapeutic benefits this provides.”

Regard is an independent provider of care with its activities, monitored by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales. Day service staff are provided through the company’s mid-Wales registered domiciliary branch. Staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with adults across the whole spectrum of learning disabilities, including mental health, brain injury and complex and/or challenging needs.

Families and external professionals can learn more by calling a referrals hotline on 0800 840 0313.

Meet the team
Poetry
Success Stories
News

Darren Andrews - Activity Coordinator.

Darren has QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care and is currently working
towards QCF Level 5 in Health & Social Care. Darren has over 10 years’
experience working in the care sector.

Debbie Jones – Activity Support Worker.
Debbie has a NVQ level 3 in health and social care for adults and has worked
for Regard for over 18 years as a Support Worker/Activity Worker.

Abigail Jones – Activity Support Worker.
Worked for the company for 4 years, Abigail has a QCF level 2 and is working
towards her level 3 qualification. Abigail predominantly leads Arts &
Crafts projects.

Donna Thomas – Activity Support Worker. Donna
has been with the company for over 3 years and originally started as a bank
support worker at Cerrig Camu. Donna provides activities to an individual who
presents complex needs.

Stephanie Parkes – Activity Support
Worker. Steph has previously worked for Cerrig Camu and has worked in care on
and off for the past 10 years. Steph promotes independence at the project and
helps to provide activities to an individual with complex needs.

Sian Morris – Activity Support Worker.
Sian has over 10 years’ experience working in care and has previously worked at
Cerrig Camu. Sian predominantly supports individuals to access the community to
promote money handling and social skills.

Faye Turbill – Activity Support Worker.
Faye is new to care, and shows a good understanding of the activities provided
to help individuals achieve outcomes through learning. Faye leads a range of
activities at the project.

​Four Fantastic poems written by Glyn Banham.

Winter

The world has gone to sleep

Dark morning and evenings make me sleepy

Snowflakes float down from the sky

They turn the world to a winter scene

Spiky frost on free, grass on leaves

My pond turns to solid Ice like glass

Many hungry birds come to feed

I need my hat, gloves and scarf to keep me warm

Cost nights by the fire.

Spring

Spring is coming

Daffodils are growing

We see flowers in the park

Leaves and buds are green and tiny

Baby birds say tweet tweet tweet

Lambs are jumping in the fields

And worms are in their holes.

Summer

In the summer we hope the sun shines

The swallows come back in May

We go to the seaside and look in rock pools for fish and
crabs

In my pond the tadpoles have turned to frogs

The birds and bees are busy

The birds sing in the morning and evening

We like all the colours of the flowers

We like holidays because the family is all together

And we might have a cream tea.

Autumn

The leaves change colour to red, yellow, orange and brown.

The fish in the pond sink down for their winter sleep.

Mist rises from the river to cover the mountain.

God’s diamonds on a spiders web

Squirrels collect nuts and acorns for their winter larder.

Crunchy leaves under our feet.

Our own star baker at Cerrig Camu OWL

John, who attends our Cerrig Camu OWL (Outcomes with Learning) service in Gwynedd, has recently been trying his hand at improving his knowledge and skills around cooking.

Perfect pumpkins at Cerrig Camu OWL

Following on from the popularity of last year’s sunflower growing competition and ‘Regard in Bloom’, - our competition to find the best garden in Regard, this year we are running a grow your own pumpkins competition.

Poetry, art, horse riding and recording sessions at Cerrig Camu OWL

The people we support at Cerrig Camu Outcomes With Learning (OWL) have been getting involved in a variety of different activities at the day service.

Suzanne from Cerrig Camu OWL puts together her own ‘greatest hits’

Suzanne Roberts, who attends our Cerrig Camu Outcomes With Learning (OWL) day service, recently designed her own greatest hits CD.

Services celebrate Purple Day and raise awareness for Epilepsy Action

Services across the Regard Group recently celebrated Purple Day, in support of Epilepsy Action. Here are reports of what some our Services did to raise awareness:

Turning fluorescent for charity at OWL Cerrig Camu

Our staff and the people they support at our OWL (Outcomes With Learning) day service at Cerrig Camu in Gwynedd have been busy with their fundraising activities recently.

OWL Cerrig Camu helps raise awareness for World Mental Health Day

The team at our Outcomes With Learning (OWL) Day service at Cerrig Camu held a coffee morning to shed light and help raise awareness and money for mental health.

Glyn, keeps the sun shining with his summer poem

In summer we hope the sun shines

Cakes, tombola, BBQ, laughter and more in Wales!

The OWL project, Cerrig Camu, and Llwyngwian Farm recently held a fundraising day to raise money for the charity MIND.

New arrivals at Cerrig Camu cause ‘eggcitement’

Cerrig Camu recently received a delivery of a new chicken coop.

Spook-tacular Halloween fun at OWL Cerrig Camu

We celebrated Halloween with fancy dress and dinner at OWL Cerrig Camu. Service users from our Cerrig Cornel, Cerrig Camu and Llwyngwian Fawr residential services came to enjoy Halloween themed food, songs and competitions.

National Learning Disability and Autism Awards - Finalists

We are delighted to have finalists in five categories of the English and Welsh finals of the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards.



Cerrig Camu OWL Superheros give it some POW!

OWL Cerrig Camu in Dolgellau, Gwynedd, has raised £251.20p for charity after holding a fun day.



Animal care, wood working and puppet-making prove popular at OWL, Wales

Click here to read autumn news from OWL, Cerrig Camu.



Latest news from OWL at Cerrig Camu

​Woodwork, cookery, arts and crafts….....



Recycling rockets at our OWL project

Recycling has rocketed since the launch of a new campaign by service user Craig Dobbins for the Outcomes With Learning (OWL) Project he attends in Dolgellau, Gwynedd.



Investors in People Gold tea party celebrations at OWL Cerrig Camu

We were delighted to learn that we have been awarded the prestigious Gold Investors In People standard and decided to celebrate by holding a company-wide ‘Gold Tea Party’ in all of our Regard services on 30th September.



About Outcomes With Learning (OWL)


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Read about our Outcomes With Learning (OWL) day services here.

Contact OWL Cerrig Camu


  • Darren Andrews Tel: 01341 423075 Fax: 01340 422943

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