Christopher came to Shinewater Court in October 2016 needing support in every area of his life. 13 months on, he has lost 10 stone and is now much more independent, able to access the local community independently.
The Disabilities Trust today appointed Steve Howell as its new Chairman following an election at our AGM. He takes over as Chair from Peter Jackson, who is retiring after serving as a Trustee since 2005.
Work on Victoria House’s bespoke fountain in their sensory garden has been completed. This comes as the second part of their Green Fingers project, with £12,000 funding coming from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.
York House held an official opening party of the sensory garden to celebrate the hard work and dedication of both the service users and volunteers over the summer. A wonderful afternoon was had by all.
In this round-up: Julie, from Leeds, recently passed her wheelchair road test; Staff and service users at Hull, participated in all the fun of the fayre; and Stuart, from Brighton, recently visited the Emirates Football Stadium.
Toni, a service user at Jane Percy House, in Cramlington, Northumberland, recently feature on BBC Radio Newcastle as part of a piece on fitness and disability; as well as showcasing her work on the art of punch needle.
Jon and his father James, from The Maples in Reading, attended the Skills for Care forum in London to develop a series of "pen-pictures" of people with learning disabilities and / or autism, who are at risk of displaying challenging behavior.