At 22, Jenny has her whole life ahead of her.
My name’s Gill and I work for Scope. For the last 18 months, I’ve been lucky enough to work with Jenny and her friends at Scope’s Orchard Manor.
Transition for young disabled people
Young disabled people come to Orchard Manor for about three years after they finish school. There’s no better place for them to learn the key life skills that will enable them to fulfil their potential.
Sadly, after Orchard Manor, young disabled people can end up being placed in an unsuitable care home where they won’t receive the support they need – meaning they’ll lose the skills they’ve worked so hard to gain. For Jenny to end up spending countless days in front of the TV would be such a waste – and her worst nightmare.
Thanks to our experts, Jenny has developed a whole range of skills and interests during her time at Orchard Manor. She’s become an excellent all-round communicator and represents the residents at the local youth Parliament. But Jenny leaves Orchard Manor later this year. And without our support, it would be very easy for her to stop making progress.
You can help Scope provide accessible accommodation at the heart of the community so disabled young people like Jenny have the support they need to live life to the full.