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Being seen being heard – having good times!

“Do you see me?” is about challenging the barriers people with a learning disability face, MENCAP


This week is Learning Disability Awareness Week and the theme is “Do you see me?” it’s all about:

  • Being seen
  • Being heard
  • Being valued



Being seen – Parc Life beckons

Thanks to our social care teams we can ensure those we support can make the most of life.

Some of our South Lakes based customers have packed their stuff and are on a week long holiday at Center ParcsWhinfell Forest near Penrith.

“Well, that’s our group off on their holibobs! Center Parcs look out because here they come! Alice is on a separate holiday to the Isle of Mull* this week while the rest of the house enjoy sunny Penrith. They’re being supported by Oaklea’s fabulous staff Jake and Kerry-Ann! Have a great week guys -I’m not jealous to be missing out at all!” Oaklea’s ‘home alone’ Kirstie Nicholson

Pampered me?

After all that cycling around Whinfell Forest – Helen needed something equally hands on but a little more relaxing…

“This was all too much for the boys – they went off to play crazy golf!” Kerry-Ann Stephenson



Being seen -The chips are down!

Time well spent – Kyle, with support Danielle, had a grand time in Preston – bowling, crazy golf & arcade fun!

Being heard – Going going gone

Elsewhere in the heart of the Lakes it was time to say goodbye to Grace. Four of our young adults are leaving us this summer after 3 years at Learning2Live in WindermereGrace is first out the blocks and is heading for a new life in Barrow.


The significant event was marked by having a farewell breakfast with her housemates before an emotional goodbye!

“I loved my time at L2L – I’m now in a position (having spent 3 years upskilling) to move into my own flat (with support when needed at key times).” Grace, formerly a housemate at L2L!

L2L House ManagerSarah Atkinson adds: “Grace has completed her Learning2Live journey and we are all so pleased that she is now able to put everything she has learned with us into practice. She now begins the next chapter of her life, living with greater independence in a flat of her own in Barrow

The house will be a much quieter place without Grace’s sociable, bubbly personality and her infectious laugh. We will all miss her and wish her every success for her future. Keep in touch Grace, we look forward to hearing all about your next exciting adventure!”

Being valued – Something to celebrate!

“We had a lovely time attending Alice’s birthday party on Saturday before she headed to the Scottish IslesSam is behind the camera who also brought fellow Oaklea customer George to help celebrate.” Oaklea’s Becki Kidd

Being – of sunny disposition!

Shy retiring Ryan and the young fellas we support in Ulverston making the most of some sunny weather this week! Being in the moment for sure!

“We all went out for a milkshake to Ma’s Kitchen and had a lovely time!” Zoltan SzikraOaklea Ulverston

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