remap newsletter.autumn18 online - Page 3



case studies
Starting big school can be daunting,
especially if you have an impairment that
makes you look different, so Poppy was
lucky to have Remap on her side.
Poppy’s family contacted Remap to see
if we could help with some practical issues
to make life at school a bit easier. Peter
Lawson, a volunteer with Remap Essex
Central, made steps so that she could get
to the school wash basin and a bench so
that she could sit with her friends in the
playground.
Poppy’s dad says “Without Peter’s help,
I can honestly say that Poppy would
struggle to be independent whilst at school.
The steps he has made mean that she can
use the toilet and the sink just like all of her
friends, with only minimal adult support.
This is so important in these early years
whilst she is learning so much more about
herself. It is clear to her friends that Poppy
is different but, thanks to Peter, these
differences are becoming less of an issue”
The family were so impressed that they
organised an indoor horse race, a raffle and
a donation pot. All told they raised £860
for Remap - what a great result!
To see more of our skilled volunteers ingenious solutions
visit www.remap.org.uk/category/case-studies/
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