“The whole team have been brilliant in helping the people we support adjust during lockdown, some of our residents would have been going to a day service which has now closed, so we make sure we take them for drives or for walks when we can. Peter in particular loves going on the trampoline to watch cartoons on the tablet, that is now a regular part of his routine which he loves.
“Watching the people we support deal with lockdown has been really hard, not being able to see their parents or loved ones, just like how I’m not being able to see my children. I understand what they are going through and everyone has been going the extra mile to help each other through it. I definitely feel like it has brought all of us, staff and residents, closer together.”
Deputy manager Emily Priestley said: “The team at The Mynd have shown that together, even through the toughest of times, we can achieve anything. They have all worked so incredibly hard and have shown us that even during a national pandemic if we work together we can continue to achieve goals, see the person, be brave and creative. It’s difficult to put into words how proud I am of each and every one of them, thank you will never be enough.
“Adrianne has sacrificed so much to ensure that we are able to provide support for the people we support living at The Mynd. To decide to not see her children for the foreseeable future so that she can provide support, not only to the people we support but to FitzRoy, is something I will never forget. When we speak about staff going above and beyond for the people we support, this is exactly what we mean. She is an inspiration.”