Revitalise guest Andrew at Jubilee Lodge

Andrew’s story

Andrew has been coming to Revitalise holiday centres for at least 10 years. He’s made loads of friends over the years and they’ve kept in touch. They try to arrange to take a holiday together, but most of his friends were unable to join him this year because they just couldn’t get the funding.  

Andrew is 50 and was born with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus. He had a wound in his left heel which would not heal and he had to have it amputated. He lives on his own and has carers who come in three times a day. His mother and two sisters help out whenever they can.  

“Everybody needs a break. My carers need a break. My family needs a break. I need a break.”

“I get a lot out of it, I like coming. I like going out, meeting other people, doing things.”

Andrew was doing voluntary work for the ambulance service before the pandemic but that came to an end. A group he belonged to also closed during Covid and has not re-opened. 

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