Daffodil House at Larchfield, built thanks to the generosity of friends like you, is officially open. We were thrilled that the famous Paralympic athlete, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, came to cut the ribbon. She gave an emotional speech which had some of us in tears.
Jeanne, one of Daffodil's nine residents, says 'the opening went very well. I gave Tanni a bouquet of flowers and said thank you for coming. It's beautiful, the house. I'm very happy there.'
Jeremy, who used to live on his own, also loves his new flat. 'There's a community area, we have meetings there and also parties', he says. 'I enjoy the company.'
More new beginnings
Tanni said she believes that all people with learning disabilities should have the opportunity to live somewhere like Daffodil House. And thanks again to your support, work is beginning on a similar project at Berith and Camphill Partnership community.
Here, we'll be turning Berith House, a Victorian house and its grounds, into modern accommodation for 10 people. Some flats will be wheelchair-accessible, so that we can welcome new residents who have a physical disability.
A shared social space will benefit the whole community and should mean there's a very friendly, vibrant atmosphere at Berith House from the word go.
It's taken several years to develop the right plan in response to local needs, and to gain planning permission for this project. Thank you for bearing with us. We'll continue to keep you informed.