St Martins encourages its service users to make positive contributions to the local community. We regularly ask people living in our homes how they think they can be better integrated in the areas where they live.
In 2015, we began a new service user led initiative to put on a summer fair in a local park. Residents suggested activities and games for the fair and worked alongside St Martins’ staff to help to set up on the day. Luckily the weather was spectacular and a number of locals joined us for some fun in the sun.
St Martins’ first summer fair was a big success and our residents have asked us to make this an annual event. Our second summer fair was held in July 2016 and formed a nice accompaniment to the other community based activities St Martins’ residents engage in, such as volunteering, regenerating public land and cooking for the local community. Thank you to all those who participated in making this a most enjoyable day, especially our volunteers Emma and Tanya.