Pippa's story

Pippa is at her happiest amongst the people she shares her home with

My name is Julian and I am Philippa’s brother. She has been at Ravenswood for 40 years and the village is her life. As a mentally handicapped person, familiarity and consistency with people she trusts is of fundamental importance to her.

Her whole life is predicated by the wonderful care and attention that is afforded to her by the staff whom she trusts implicitly. Any change of personnel is a nerve-wracking experience for her whereby she retreats into her shell, clams up and visibly becomes frustrated and angry.

Pippa is at her happiest amongst the people she shares her home with and when taking a trip with one of her trusted carers in a car for a ride. Her favourite activity is being taken out by her Care Worker for a meal of fish and chips - this is what gives her most pleasure closely followed by personal care attention of reflexology and a hair wash.

Pippa loves it when people have an argument as she finds the vocals hilarious.

She loves to use a kids sewing game, jigsaw puzzles and soft Sensory games.

For Pippa, being in comfortable surroundings with her peer group is of paramount importance.

Ravenswood is her home, has been for 40+ years, to remove her from her surroundings would be a profound mistake as Ravenswood is her life, her security blanket.


Pippa's brother

Ravenswood Village is currently under consultation with the possibility of closure. Please show your support for our families and friends to keep their home by signing the petition below. These are vulnerable people who deserve to continue to live where they feel happy, loved and safe.

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