Simon’s Blog

During this difficult period, one of the people we support, Simon, has been keeping us up to date with what he’s been getting up to and how he’s been keeping his spirits up.

What Simon’s been up to


My name is Simon and I am a young man who lives with autism and this is what I do to keep myself in good spirits during the COVID 19 pandemic.

I am a passionate gamer so I have been playing a lot of PlayStation online with friends and on my own. Playing online with my friends keep me in good spirits and allows me to stay in contact with them. I have also been watching a lot of streaming services.

One of my favourite shows at the moment is a comedy called Friday night dinner.

Thanks for reading everybody!


On Tuesday the 14th of April I celebrated my 27th Birthday.

It was very different to my other birthday’s because of the lockdown. Despite this I had a great time with my housemates. We celebrated by ordering a takeaway pizza and having chocolate birthday cake. After that, me and a group of friends spent the evening playing PlayStation together online. I also had lovely presents from all my friends and family.


Even though it was different I still enjoyed my birthday this year.


This week I celebrated 5 years since I moved to my current supported living home. I love being here and it was the best move for me 5 years ago.

I am also extremely grateful and proud of my support team for continuing to support all of us during this pandemic.

There is a lot of negative news around the moment but I think we need to remember all the NHS staff and other key workers keeping us safe and our country running.

So I want to say:

I hope you enjoyed my blog and thank you for reading.


Hi Everybody – May the Fourth be with you!

This week I have been celebrating Star Wars Day, May the 4th. Star Wars is my biggest passion so May 4th is an important day on my calendar. I have been watching the Star Wars films in order of story so that has kept me happy and occupied.

I have been thinking a lot this week about how much I miss about going to work and I can’t wait to get back to it. I normally work at Achieve together head office as a receptionist.

Once again I would like to thank all NHS staff and key workers for keeping us safe and our country running.

Thank you, everybody, for reading, and may the force be with you!