Today we bring you the inspiring story of Quentin from Winston Lodge, who has really exemplified areas of the Wheel of Engagement recently.
Quentin was sometimes reluctant to get out of bed and socialise in the communal areas and get involved with the activities at the Winston Lodge. He sometimes found it hard to motivate himself, but through the help of team members he has really come into his own.
Quentin has been getting up and leaving his room to join in with lots of activities at the home, such as gardening, swimming and bowling. Once he gets over the initial barrier of leaving his room, Quentin completely comes to life. He loves to come out in the local community and partake in activities. He loves going out for coffee and cake (his favourite is chocolate, as you can see!).
Quentin loves wildlife and has been to visit the local zoo and the aquarium where he enjoyed seeing all the different animals. Socially, he also goes to Friendship Group and Friday Club, which is a local social club where he has made many friends. He also loves going out for meals with our team and other people we support.
We are so proud of Quentin for persevering and coming out of his shell. Well done Quentin!
Winston Lodge is a specialist residential service supporting adults aged 40+ with learning disabilities, mental health and epilepsy.
The home has a very established team with over half of team members having worked in the service for 5-15 years. Several of the individuals supported have also been with the service for over 20 years.