When one of our service users took a trip last week, it had extra special meaning.
That’s because it was his first holiday in more than 10 years.
The 3-day visit to Piperdam leisure resort is a beautiful illustration of how our ASC service meets the needs of people with complex care needs.
“When N, who is deaf, first joined us he really struggled with transitions, changes, and building relationships with the staff team,” says Team Leader Kerrie Nevin, who works at ASC’s Sidlaw View Bungalows. “This weekend has seen the same young man not only enjoy his first holiday but flourish and be happy and very settled. He has shown how far he has grown and how the bungalows team have worked immensely hard to build such close relationships that N and his family have complete trust in the care provided.”
How did they do it? “Little things such as bringing his own bedding and not fully unpacking gave N the comfort of knowing this was just a holiday,” says Kerrie, who was accompanied by support worker Brogan.
“We enjoyed the hot tub, body zorbing, pizza and movie night, local walks and lots of goodies. More importantly, this has been the most rewarding weekend, seeing how far this young man has come. These are exactly the outcomes we strive for at ASC: life-changing for residents who came to us in the most vulnerable positions I am so proud of him and team who have supported him.”
Suffice to say, N and the team are already planning his next holiday!