A young man’s holiday dreams came true this summer after support staff at Trinity House took him for a lakeside break.
Murray Brown, 29, had asked the team at Trinity House if he could go shopping for a holiday in early 2019, and they immediately began planning the trip.
In June, Murray and two support workers set off to Percy Lodge, situated by Brompton Lakes in North Yorkshire, and enjoyed a three-night-stay away.
For Murray, who lives with learning disabilities and autism, it was a wonderful experience as he enjoyed time at his holiday lodge, as well as the chance to explore the local shops, restaurants and swimming pool.
Trinity House manager Nicola Harrison said the team were delighted by the success of Murray’s holiday.
Nicola said: “It was important to us to give Murray the chance to have some fun.
“In the past, the holidays he’s been on have been difficult due to challenging behaviour. However, in the time he’s been with us at Trinity, Murray has built excellent relationships with his support workers, and that consistency of care has helped enormously.
“We’ve worked hard to find activities that will engage Murray and to help keep him busy. So, he spent lots of time in the hot tub at the lodge, went for long walks and made himself laugh by sliding across the wooden floor in his socks. It was lovely to see him so happy in the photos.”
On their return, the Swanton support workers who had accompanied Murray agreed that this particular holiday had been perfectly suited to his needs.
Nicola said: “Murray expresses his happiness in his own particular ways, and we were glad to find out he’d had a nice trip. By taking the time to understand Murray’s likes and dislikes and to tailor the holiday to them, we were able to make it a success.’