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All over the country the people who live or work at our supported living and residential services are coming together to take part in ‘Regard’s Big Picnic Fortnight’ and raise funds in support of YoungMinds, which we recently announced as our charity of the year.

Last week, staff and the people they support who live at Regard services in the Devon area joined together to throw a picnic to raise money for YoungMinds. Harbour, our residential service in Torquay hosted the picnic. People from neighbouring services Restormel Terrace, Douglas House, Victoria and Grenville and Wilton Street joined them in the celebrations.

There was a delicious hog roast and barbeque as well as a successful cake sale which was enjoyed by everybody.

There was also a raffle that both staff and the people we support got involved with, as can be seen in the photographs. Johns Birdseye, who is supported at Victoria House, said: “I had a lovely day, won the raffle and really liked the ride on the squeaky train to get there.”

Guy Page, Regard’s head of communications, said that this has been “a great way for our staff teams, the people we support, friends and family to all get together and raise money for an amazing charity and to celebrate the work they do whilst also having fun.”

Regional co-ordinator Lindsey Cooke said: “A fabulous day was had by all and £182 was raised for YoungMinds. Well done to all of those involved with arranging the day.”

Harbour


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Specialism: Harbour is registered to provide services for younger adults with: Autistic Spectrum conditions, Behaviours that may challenge, Profound or Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), significant

Victoria and Grenville


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Specialism: This service is specifically dedicated to providing support to adults who are vulnerable and have a learning disability, Mental Health Issues, Challenging Behaviour and

Restormel House


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Specialism: Learning Disabilities, Mental Health issues and other concurrent complex needs. Individuals with Asperger’s and/or other Autistic spectrum conditions and Individuals with ADD

Douglas House


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Specialism: Providing bespoke packages of care and support to young adults with a Learning Disability/Mental Health condition, Aspergers/Autism, those with forensic history A

Wilton Street


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Specialism: The Wilton service provides services to people with moderate Learning Disabilities and associated physical and Mental Health related condition.Type of Service: Wilton is