Susan’s story

Susan's storySusan had always wanted to swim with the dolphins but thought it was just a fantasy. But thanks to person-centred planning our staff made sure this was one dream that really could come true.

They arranged appropriate flights and accommodation for Susan and two support workers. Susan saved hard to meet the cost of a trip to Florida.

This was Susan’s first long-haul flight and she enjoyed the hospitality of the air hostesses and even had her photo taken with the pilot.

Whilst in Florida Susan enjoyed the luxury of a villa with its own swimming pool. The hire car that she used was considerably larger than she is used to in England and gave her the opportunity to visit other parks such as Disney World and Epcot.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at these attractions – Susan was always waved to the front of the queue, and enjoyed herself so much that she didn’t want to come home!

“It was a holiday of a lifetime,” says Susan, whose room is covered with pictures of dolphins. It’s just one example of how person centred planning can help people achieve their goals.