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Phoenix Fest 2021

We love music, and this year at Phoenix we have worked hard to organise our very own music festival: Phoenix Fest. In the run up to the big day, we’ve all chipped in to create a festival atmosphere through out our activities hub. We made our own wrist bands, flower crowns, tickets and signage. Worked

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World Photo Day 2021

Today is World Photo Day , to celebrate we have put together some of our favourite photos from 2021 so far! Despite the challenges COVID19 has thrown our way, we have worked incredibly hard to ensure that there have been lots of exciting opportunities to get out and about, visit new places and try new

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Out and About

The warmer weather and easing of restrictions has meant lots of trips out and about. We have explored new places, tried new activities and had a great time engaging with our community!  Trips to Weston Some of us love the beach, so what better way to spend the hot summer days than visiting our local

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Summer has arrived!

After months of cold, damp weather – summer has finally arrived in Gloucestershire! To say we are all thrilled, is an understatement. The warmer weather, alongside the restrictions easing has meant lots of us have been able to get out and about a lot more. We have visited new places, developed our living skills and

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Earth, Air, Fire & Water…

Previous Next At the garden project we have been learning about the four elements; earth, air, fire and water. We then decided that we would make these symbols to hang in the garden. Using cuttings from our willow tree, we got to work. It took us some time to snip each bit of willow to

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Spring is on its way…

Previous Next Spring is on the horizon and that means we are spending more time preparing the garden for the busiest few months of the year. We have worked hard over the last few weeks to tidy up, clearing away debris, trimming back trees, bushes and over grown shrubs, weeding, washing pots, cutting the grass

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Our new found love of cycling

Previous Next With many of our usual activities being put on hold, our team have encouraged us to visit wheels for all. Lots of us have been, and thoroughly enjoyed cycling using the different bikes they have available. We have had so much fun, that it has now become an activity many of us take

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Making a house our home

Previous Next Over the last week we have been busy working on our living skills, by decorating our room. After a few days choosing a colour, we decided on blue, so got to work preparing the walls. We filled holes, smoothed the scrapes and cleaned up the skirting boards.  A few members of the garden

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Life in lockdown…

Previous Next We are now a little over a month into lockdown 3.0, so we thought we would share with you some of the things we have been getting up to across our services during this time. Like many of you, life in lockdown for us is quite a change to our usual routines as

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Merry Christmas from StVs and StGs

https://youtu.be/_GTwu9o43B8 As we are just a week away from Christmas day, we would like to wish all of our incredible staff and amazing supporters a very Merry Christmas! This year we have had to face a number of difficult decisions, including the temporary closures of The Phoenix and our new social enterprise The Portland. Our

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Our Kitchen Garden Christmas!

Previous Next What’s better than a Christmas Dinner, with home grown veg?  Sprouts, Potato’s, Parsnips and Carrots from our ‘kitchen garden’ at the Garden Project – we’ve had a lovely morning cooking and playing games before sitting down together to celebrate 2020 at the garden project! A huge thank you to our wonderful Gardener –

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Cycling, Coffee and Cake!

This morning at the garden project, we decided we would like to make the most of the dry weather and get out and about! So we got ready for a bike ride and before we knew it we we’re out and about cycling around Cheltenham.  Before too long, we thought it was time to stop

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Reopening our Social Enterprise

Previous Next From 3rd December we reopened our social enterprise. We have been busy creating a festive feel inside, and now our breakfast room is home to  beautiful large Christmas tree, our fireplaces are decorated with lots of greenery, berries, oranges and pine cones and the Guest House is lit with fairy lights and candles! 

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Chocolate Christmas Cake

Previous Next At the garden project this week we have decided to stay in the warm and make our very own Christmas cake! To bake our chocolate cake – follow our recipe below: Ingredients Cake: 50g cocoa powder 6 tbsp boiling water 3 eggs 4 tbsp milk 175g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 100g

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Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Previous Next Across our services, it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Over the last week we have been busy putting up our trees and decorations. With lots of singing and dancing along to Christmas songs, laughing with our friends and getting covered in glitter, we have had a fantastic time getting

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Small Charity Big Impact Day

In June, alongside thousands of other small UK based charities, we celebrated Small Charity’s Big Impact day. We had lots of fun reflecting on what we get up to at The Garden Project and our Social Enterprise – to find out more, watch the short video below! https://stvsandstgs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Small-Charity-Big-Impact-Day-2.mp4

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Spooktacular Halloween Parties

Previous Next Last weekend was Halloween, and across our services we had a frightfully good time!  At Phoenix, we had a Halloween party, which we made our own Halloween Hoopla and piñatas for. The building was decorated and we cooked our own lunch of sausage rolls, ‘horrid’ hot dogs, and much more! Over at Vincent

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Our Outdoor Cinema

Previous Next In September Maddy and his team at the Garden project built a canvas screen and hung it from our summer house, before linking up the projector and hanging fairy lights! After a slight dilemma of a missing lead – the day was saved by a DVD player which we plugged into our projector.

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Welcome to Phoenix

Previous Next 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

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Welcome to our Garden Project

Previous Next The garden project is the result of an All Service User annual meeting and monthly forums, in which many said that they wanted an outdoor space to enjoy the fresh air, and learn about nurturing a garden, so eventually we could have our own kitchen garden which would allow us to further develop

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