Welcoming our new Patron: Dame Janet Trotter

Dame Janet Trotter (OBE DBE CVO).

We would like to welcome our new Patron to St Vincent’s and St George’s Association, Dame Janet Trotter (OBE DBE CVO). Among her many achievements, Dame Janet helped found the University of Gloucestershire in 2001 and served as founding Vice-Chancellor and Principal until 2006. Dame Janet has also held a number of posts within the NHS, including as Chair of the Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust and is involved with several local charities, particularly the Nelson Trust.

In 2010, she was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and was Her Majesty’s representative in the county carrying out ceremonial activities and overseeing many royal visits to the county, acting on behalf of the Queen to promote excellence in business and the voluntary sectors and in supporting civil society. She retired from this role in 2018.

She received an OBE in 1991, a DBE 10 years later and a CVO in 2018.

We are very excited to have Dame Janet Trotter as our new patron and look forward to what the future brings.

Welcome to Phoenix

Phoenix is our service user led activities hub, we open 5 days a week so why not join us for a whole range of activities from quiet sensory to rowdy karaoke and disco dancing! In our cookery sessions, we make everything from curries and casseroles to cakes and crumbles, then sit down and enjoy lunch with our friends or take some home for dinner time.  Fridays we get quizzical, our service users compete for prizes in a variety of rounds, we also enjoy other board games together – having a catch up whilst we play!

Before the rain set in, we enjoyed picnics in the park and topping up the bird feeder, Football and garden games at the garden project and lots of time out and about in our community! In the winter – we still get out, spotting Christmas decorations, warming up with hot chocolates and exploring the park. 

We are all about meeting new people, catching up with our friends and creating new and exciting activities for you to enjoy. We have 6 key areas (living skills, gardening, interactive sessions, community activities, crafts and sensory) which focuses our activities programme, but if you want to suggest we try something new – just tell us. 

Keep checking our blog page for regular updates on what we have been getting up to at Phoenix, for more information about this service, please click here!