Schools out!

Posted on: 18th August 2016

Daniel Whittingham has had a brilliant time so far this summer

16-year-old Daniel finished school this year and has celebrated by attending his prom and visiting London with his support workers.

Daniel has cerebral palsy and, as a result, has mobility and speech impairments. He uses a wheelchair to get around and receives therapy and support from a multi-disciplinary team.

Despite the challenges Daniel has faced growing up, he is a very happy young man and is living life to the full. “Regardless of anything he’s always full of smiles,” says his case manager, Mary Gilman. “He loves being out and about.”

Daniel attended his school prom and awards ceremony in a rather dapper tuxedo, followed by an after party arranged by his mum, Anne. “He just loves getting dressed up,” says Anne. “You can see his joy in the photos.”

At the start of August, Daniel went on a trip with two of his support workers to see the sights of London for the first time, from the London eye to a VIP appointment at Buckingham Palace.

“He was hoping to meet the Queen,” says Anne, “but he was treated like royalty, so I think that made up for it.”