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Letting Go

We are always keen to promote the realities of the disability community in which we operate.  With this in mind we are supporting a BBC programme entitled 'Letting Go.'  This challenging and thought provoking documentary gives voice to those who are attempting to build person centred independent lives. 

Having a child leave home is difficult enough for any parent, but when your teenage daughter has Down's syndrome it is even harder.  Domenica Lawson, nearly sixteen, is unsettled at the prospect of growing up and of having to leave a warm and supportive home.  But it is her mother, Rosa Monckton, who is faced with the challenge of planning for the future, knowing that her daughter must eventually leave home and start an independent life without her.

'Letting Go' follows Rosa and her daughter as she leaves school and takes her first steps into a more adult world.  And as Domenica prepares for the challenges of independent life, Rosa meets three other young people with learning disabilities, and discovers how they are managing their transition to greater independence.

We truly wish that our supportive services could be offered to all young people within this sphere.  Being a company evolved from a direct care entity for vulnerable adults the messages provided by this documentary struck a chord with us.  Rosa Monckton...thank you!

Jack Hale and his family from the BBC webpages