After months of preparation service users of Victoria House took part in the Hull 10k on Sunday 10th June, alongside thousands of other participants. Victoria House is a purpose-built centre near Hull which provides accommodation and support for people with complex and high dependency needs, giving independence and lifestyle choices for adults with physical disabilities. Victoria House forms part of the network of disability services provided by The Disabilities Trust.
The route, which started and finished in Alfred Gelder Street by Hull's Guildhall, bypassed many of Hull's iconic landmarks, providing runners with a scenic route. The Asda Foundation Hull 10k and the Hull Half Marathon formed the Hull Festival of Running which was organised by the Jane Tomlinson Run for All.
Staff member Darren said, “although he has an injury in his knee, he always enjoys helping Simon to be able to participate, its such fun going around”.
Service users Penny and Paul loved it, Penny said “its brilliant and thanked staff member Angela for a wonderful day”. Paul just laughs.
Service user Simon said, "he always loves it”.
Staff member Jessica said, “It was amazing”.
Victoria House supports people with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and arthritis, multiple sclerosis and disabilities resulting from accidents or a stroke. As well as providing physical care, it is committed to ensuring that people have control over their lives and are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
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