“You are not defined by a learning disability, you have many wonderful abilities! Let’s celebrate them!” –– Jane Montrose, Managing Director, Apple House Ltd
Studies have shown that people with learning disabilities feel more accepted and valued in their communities than ever before. For many, transformation has come through friendships, through being more independent and from having a voice and from the termination of institutionalised lives where they were stripped of the essence of individuality.
Small homes such as ours, located within residential communities, mean that those whom we support are living as part those communities. We foster an ethos of neighbourliness, pride in their public spaces and in their own gardens. Participating in local events is enriching and inclusive and forges closer links with the community.
There is always more work to be done, new collaborations to forge.