Sam and Caroline – best of friends!
Carlisle Mencap set up a new package for two best friends with learning disabilities who wanted to share a home.
Both young ladies were ready to move out of their family homes but needed to maintain the correct levels of support in order to do so.
Carlisle Mencap support workers provide 24 hour care for the ladies where one member of staff will sleep over and two members of staff provide support during the days and evenings for leisure activities and household tasks. They attend day services in and around Carlisle and do different activities during the day such as college and volunteering Monday to Friday.
During the evenings the ladies do activities such as shopping, household cleaning and jobs, attend night classes such as cooking, yoga, aqua fit, they also go to the gym or swimming and go to social events such as discos and parties.