By Dean Chant, Marketing and Communications Officer

The service users at Guild Care’s Fitzalan Howard Centre in Worthing entertained their families and staff with a fabulous festive pantomime performance of Jack and the Beanstalk this afternoon.

The Fitzalan Howard Centre provides day and respite services for adults with disabilities and more complex needs on Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 4pm and is just one of the many services provided by leading social care charity Guild Care.

The service users have been rehearsing for weeks, putting their hearts and souls into creating a performance that transported the audience into a world of enchantment. The costumes and sets were all made by the service users as part of their art sessions at the centre and the production featured an original script and lively musical numbers ensuring a memorable experience for all in attendance.

Shirley O’Shea, one of the family members in attendance, said ‘I come every time they do a show. It’s so heart-warming, so wonderful and inclusive. I love it and at this time of the year it really makes my Christmas.’

The Guild Care vision is for all people in need of care to live fulfilling, safe and secure lives and as a charity, their aim is to reduce social isolation and social stigma. Over the last 90 years Guild Care’s community services and care homes have positively impacted thousands of vulnerable people requiring additional support in the local area. Guild Care believe that nobody should feel isolated.

Darren Claydon, Activities Co-ordinator at Guild Care’s Fitzalan Howard Centre, said ‘The service users loved being a part of our pantomime and our talented cast were incredibly proud of their performances and the reception they received.’

The Fitzalan Howard Centre provides an array of activities that everyone can enjoy – from cookery and swimming, to dancing and karaoke. The services always have a high staff ratio, which means that everyone benefits from plenty of one-to-one time, whilst also keeping the environment safe and fun.

To find out more about Fitzalan Howard Centre placements, learn about the referral process, or to arrange a visit please call 01903 327327 or visit www.guildcare.org/fitzalan-howard-centre