Oakfield Court celebrates 30 years with a big splash

Oakfield Court is a “supported living” site for 15 adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues where each tenant has their own bungalow. Support is provided in a person centred way so the tenants take responsibility for their own lives and are able to live as independently as possible. Many of the residents work and support the community through a variety of volunteering activities.

Oakfield Court was established 30 years ago and the residents felt it would be a great idea to organise a celebration to thank friends, family and in particular volunteers who have provided support during these years. It was also a way of recognising and celebrating all the people still there who continue to play an active role in the local community.

Residents and their guests took part in a Katakanu Regatta. The katakanu’s are stable boats and encourage water confidence and provided a great activity for everyone who took part. The Mayor then presented the winning team with medals. A special award was presented to Stephen Elks, one of the long serving residents at Oakfield Court in recognition of his outstanding efforts supporting his fellow Oakfield Court neighbours.

A barbecue and disco was then held which was enjoyed by all.

Vanessa Smith, the Deputy Manager at Oakfield Court said “Feedback on the event was fantastic and it was great so many family members and friends were able to attend. It was really impressive how the residents rose to the challenge and several have already asked if they could go again! Special thanks should go the Wokingham Rotary, the Windsor Forest Unicorns and Optalis for sponsoring the event.”

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