11 year old Terence’s garden makeover

Posted on the 10th October 2017

11 year old Terence has Autism, learning disabilities, ADHD and is currently under investigation for epilepsy. He is non-verbal and has no awareness of danger, so requires one to one supervision at all times to keep him safe.

Terence is also hyperactive and often has trouble sleeping, meaning daily life can be very stressful for the whole family. A new safe outdoor space will enable Terence to engage in independent play and physical activity. This will help to regulate his energy levels, meaning that he can participate in family life with greater ease, and hopefully sleep better.

The Garden Makeover

We wanted to give Terence a garden that would be safe, engaging and secure.

Volunteers from Oxford Economics kindly gave up two days to join our team and transform an area of the family garden for Terence. The team pulled down and replaced old fencing, dug up the ground and installed artificial turf, and also built a climbing wall and swing play area with rubber matted flooring. Terence now has a space of his own and can safely access the garden to play.

Thank you all so much this will make such a difference to my child's life knowing he can play safely in his garden, bless you all

Terence’s mum - on seeing the new garden

Terence and his family see their new garden for the first time.

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