Two residents from Cabrini House in Orpington had a great day out on Easter Saturday with a walk and a picnic on Kent’s White Cliffs.
Two residents from Cabrini House in Orpington which is run by the Diagrama Foundation enjoyed a lovely day out walking across Kent’s famous White Cliffs on Easter Saturday.
David 19, and Sean 50, live in one of the three houses for adults with learning disabilities called Cabrini House in Orpington. The other residents in their house had gone home to spend the Easter weekend with their families so Diagrama Development Worker Bogdan Dumitrescu decided the guys needed a special treat.
Bogdan, David, and Sean packed a picnic and set off to drive the fifty minutes from Orpington to Dover for a walk along the cliff tops, ice cream by the lighthouse and a leisurely picnic lunch. The weather was perfect and both David and Sean had a great time.
Bogdan Dumitrescu, Development Worker, Cabrini House, said, “As David and Sean were the only two residents in my house who weren’t going home for the weekend, we wanted to make Easter very special for them. I asked the guys what they would like to do and there was a resounding vote to go to the sea and have a walk. It was a very successful day; the weather was perfect, and the boys had a very special adventure and made wonderful memories walking on the White Cliffs.”
The Cabrini residents and staff had been very busy decorating the houses and on Easter Sunday, refreshed from their day out, Sean and David went out to the local carvery for lunch and then thoroughly enjoyed their Easter eggs.
To find out more about how Cabrini House promotes the development of core skills for adults with learning disabilities so that they can lead independent lives integrated within their community visit www.cabrinihouse.diagramafoundation.org.uk
About The Diagrama Foundation
The Diagrama Foundation is a Kent based charity that supports vulnerable children, young people, and adults to live their best life.
Diagrama has a Supported Living Service across Bromley, three homes for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, a 50-bed care home for the elderly with nursing and dementia needs in Essex, and a fostering and adoption service covering the southeast.
- The Supported Living Service, cares for 35 adults with learning disabilities, in nine homes across Bromley helping them to develop skills and confidence to live in their own house either on their own or with others.
- At Cabrini House in Orpington the charity promotes the development of core skills for adults with learning disabilities so that they can lead independent lives integrated within their community.
- The team at their nursing and dementia care home Edensor in Clacton on Sea, support their vulnerable residents to live life to the full.
- The Diagrama adoption and fostering service cares for children in South London, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, and Surrey.
Many vulnerable children and adults don’t get the support they need to develop their true potential, but the Diagrama team know that when someone has time and belief invested in them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.