Four year old Alfie’s new accessible garden!

Posted on the 27th March 2018

Alfie has a diagnosis of complex intractable epilepsy, severe global developmental delay and dystonia. He is peg fed and has no mobility. Alfie suffers seizures multiple times throughout the day. He is unable to sit, stand, roll or hold his head up. He is a wheelchair user and also uses a standing frame.

Alfie’s mum and dad wanted him to be able to access their garden so they could spend time together as a family. Whilst they could get him to a small area of patio, there was nothing for him to do and the rest of the garden was inaccessible.

The Garden Makeover

We wanted to give Alfie a garden space that he could enjoy, easily access and spend quality time with his family. Volunteers from Speedy Hire worked tirelessly to convert the uneven garden into an accessible space in just two days.

The garden was cleared of approximately five tons of brick, mud and gravel to create a level access from the existing patio to the corner. Balustrade fencing was constructed around a decked area, incorporating a raised flower bed and a soothing water feature to give sensory features to this now relaxing space.

Finally a decked ramp was installed to give wheelchair access to an area and artificial grass was laid in the centre of the main garden. Alfie and his family now have a fully accessible space which they can relax in and enjoy together.

It’s amazing. It will make such a difference!

Lisa, Alfie's mum

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