‘Discovering your passion’ – Lewis
Lewis discovered his passion for ballet three years ago. Since then, Lewis has regularly attended classes and built his skills to perform in over ten shows across the country! Staff who support Lewis at the Learning Zone were able to see the progress he has made in ballet, as they got the chance to see him dance in a show.
“I couldn’t wait to move in!” – Paula
Paula has flourished since moving home and is now set for a more independent future.
Living independently – Joanne
Living independently has made a real difference to Joanne's sense of wellbeing and autonomy.
Taking the plunge – David
David’s wife and friends are keen swimmers, but David’s fear of water meant that he’d never had the confidence to learn to swim.
Freedom through writing – David
David suffered from nightmares. This was made harder by the fact that as a private person, he wasn’t easily able to talk about his bad dreams.
Personalised technology – Anna
Anna's new kit helps her relax and enjoy her holidays, without having to worry about being away from the technology and support she’s used to at home.
Person-centred support – David
David, who has Prader Willi Syndrome, needs support in managing his diet and nutrition.
Creative communication – Amy and Julie
Like most 26 year-olds, Amy enjoys a good chat. But because of her learning disability, which also impacts on her growth and physical ability, she can sometimes have difficulty expressing herself in a way that others understand.
Opening doors – Matthew
Autism affects people in different ways. For Matthew, who also has learning disabilities, it means his ability to communicate is limited, and he experiences constant anxiety.