Joel is a resident of one of our CQC registered care homes.
It’s 7am at one of our CQC registered care homes and Joel is getting ready to travel to college. Since coming to the home three years ago he’s gained confidence
and become more independent. Today his journey to college will involve travelling by Tube, bus and on foot, something he would never have achieved before.
Joel used to live at another home where he felt stressed and unhappy. At Longley Road, he’s happier and more settled. Staff have helped him to learn life-skills, such as managing his money, and he’s able to talk to them about anything that worries him.
“At Longley Road, he’s felt happier and more settled.”
This year Joel started college; he’s studying maths, English, cookery and gardening. His favourite subject is gardening. He likes cutting down trees and clearing plants and, when it’s colder, he enjoys going into the greenhouse where he pots plants and cleans down.
Joel hopes to have a paid gardening job one day and has already had some work experience with the council. His skills have been useful at Longley Road too. Joel has helped maintain the garden, including helping to paint the fence. He’s even given Longley Road ‘kerb appeal’ by choosing and buying pots and trees to display outside the front door.