In many ways this letter is long overdue, as J has now been at 8 Howdenhall Road for almost three years. However we wanted you to know how much we appreciate the quality of care and level of attention you have given to J during that time.
When we think of how apprehensive we were back in 2011 as we were contemplating J going into a residential setting, even though he had previously boarded during the week and was would be only a short distance from us, any nervousness we had has proven to be completely groundless. We can see that our boy is so happy and contented in his home - and clearly he does view Howdenhall as his home - and that he has come on amazingly in those three short years.
We really appreciate the work Community Integrated Care does to ensure J is as independent as possible and that a significant part of his time is filled with meaningful activities. Every time we visit it's great to hear what he has been up to and what he has planned. It's especially good to know that the Community Integrated Care approach goes beyond just basic care and that you look for ways to enhance J's life experience, for example, through holidays and his fantastic 21st birthday party.The environment you have created, the compatibility between J and his fellow resident and the hard work of the whole team all contribute to a great situation. Each person who works with J should be extremely proud of what they do. Please feel free to share this letter within Community Integrated Care and with Social Work or any other agencies that have an interest in J's wellbeing. 5th June 2014.