Happy World Autism Awareness Day!
This day aims to raise awareness for those living with autism and celebrating their amazing success.
National Care Group, we wanted to be part of this amazing initiative by giving the people we support a voice and embrace those that are ‘unique’.
Check out some of the amazing stories featuring the people we support!
Affinity: Curtis attending activities
Curtis has even tried his hands at baking and helps out with chores when he can!
He has come a long way since joining Affinity – well done Curtis!
Endurance Care: Darren achieves his ‘goal’
Darren has had a life-long passion for football.
He is a big Crystal Palace fan and used to watch games with his Dad when he was younger.
Whilst living with his parents, Darren played for Tonbridge Disability FC, but since moving into his supported living services, he has missed playing in a team.
Darren sat with staff and looked up local disability football teams and came across the Maidstone Raiders.
Staff contacted the manager of the team and they invited Darren to come for a practice session.
Darren went along to Maidstone United and had a fantastic time combining his passion with meeting new friends and increasing his fitness.
Darren has visited the stadium on many occasions now. He has spoken with Bill Williams, Chairman of the football club, and even has a signed book by him.
Darren has been working hard to show his dedication and passion for football and this has been noticed by the team manager who has said that he can ‘see the hunger in his belly’.
Darren now attends training sessions every Saturday morning and is eagerly anticipating his first game which he hopes will be soon.
He enjoys staff and peers coming along to support him.