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Mayfair Court

Four hundred members of the community recently attended the very first summer fête organised by Mayfair Court, our supported living service in Raunds, Northamptonshire.

The fête was full of activities for the community to enjoy. These included face painting, a playdough creating table, a barbecue, and a tombola raffle. There was also food on sale cooked by a team member, and home-made cakes baked by team members, people we support and their families.

Stealing the show were wooden arts and crafts, including drinks mats and planters, which are created by people we support at Mayfair Court.

Demand for the hand-made wooden items was so strong that there is currently a backlog of orders from members of the community.

wooden planters on sale at the Mayfair Court fete
Hand-made wooden planters on sale at the Mayfair Court community summer fête. Demand far outstripped supply - so we've plenty of new orders!

In total, the fête raised £850, which will go towards the purchase of a pergola to create a better outdoor space for individuals living at the service.

‘A really positive experience’

Organising the fête was Rena Jewkes, Mayfair Court’s service manager, alongside her team members, individuals we support, and their families.

“The fête achieved a really positive experience for people we support, family members, and the community around us,” said Rena.

“It was a lot of hard work but fun and exciting for everyone involved,” Rena added.

Due to the success of this community event, Mayfair Court will be holding its next fête on 30 July!

About Mayfair Court:

Mayfair Court is made of 13 self-contained purpose-built apartments. The supported living service supports adults living with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, and mental health needs.

Mayfair Court is part of Lifeways.

Lifeways is the UK’s largest team of support professionals providing support for adults in the community.

We support adults with diverse and complex needs, including learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and mental health conditions. 

As the supported living sector’s largest team of professionals, Lifeways’ extensive experience and national reach mean we deliver extraordinary support to adults, enabling them to live fulfilling and independent lives in the community. 

Our 11,000 colleagues currently support almost 5,000 individuals who live in our 1,500 supported living and residential services across England, Scotland, and Wales. 

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