Life Story: Sughra and Anthony

Sughra and Anthony

Sughra has profound and multiple learning difficulties and it has been a challenge for others to get her included in the group, purely due to practical problems; for example the bed that she lies on everyday is a different height and too big to get close to the tables, the times that she requires personal care support clash with the session and means she is not in the lesson all the time. In this last term, a friend of hers Anthony, an ex Phoenix pupil, who was involved in the Peer Mentorship Project last year has been coming in as a volunteer to work with Sughra. This has changed things dramatically for her as Anthony has known her for a long time and knows how to make sure she’s included. So not only is Sughra now able to participate more but her relationship with Anthony has been enriched.

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