Daily life revolves around your residential house. There are 6 residential houses within Coleg, each offering a different atmosphere. The residential houses are staffed by a mixture of employed care staff and residential volunteers and you will live within an extended family style setting. You will have your own room but mealtimes are usually taken together. You will be encouraged to take part in all the usual household duties, sharing the life together while learning and developing valuable independent living skills in a realistic setting. You will have a say in how the house runs through the weekly house meetings. The house staff work closely with the education team to monitor your progress against these essential life and social skills and to identify common strategies to help you make the most of your time at college.
You will be encouraged to pursue a wide range of social and leisure activities during your time at Coleg Elidyr. In addition to your own hobbies and interests there are many opportunities to take part in a wide range of activities during the evenings and weekends. Set within the beautiful county of Carmarthenshire, the college has unrivalled access to countryside and nature, while the neighbouring towns of Llandovery, Brecon and Carmarthen offer trips to the cinema, theatre, bowling, music and shopping. Each house provides a programme of activities in the evenings and at weekends, enabling many opportunities for social interaction and recreation, including:
- Pub nights
- Youth club
- Line dancing and zumba
- Trips to the coast and local places of interest
Festivals and Celebrations
During your time at Coleg Elidyr you will have access to a diverse programme of cultural activities both within the college and in the wider community.
Festivals are an important part of community life. As a non-denominational Christian college, we naturally celebrate the important dates of the Christian calendar throughout the year but we also encourage you to take part in a wide range of events throughout the year, including:
- Michaelmas, Advent and St. John’s Festivals
- Community Days
- Music and drama productions
- Talent Shows
- Fundraising (e.g. Children in Need)
- Biography Retreat
- End of Year Presentation
- The Summer Ball
You can get involved in any number of ways, depending on your abilities and aspirations. If you enjoy performing, there are plenty of opportunities for you to develop your talents, but if not there is always a way in which you can join in and shape the cultural life of the college.