Staff bring Dominic and his father back together, after a long 14 years

Dominic, a gentleman we support, unfortunately lost contact with his paternal family when he moved into one of our care homes – due to a relationship breakdown between his parents.

The 39 old, who has profound learning disabilities, physical disabilities and is nonverbal, moved to our Derbyshire home in 2006, after previously living with his mother.

Dominic has always had good relationships with his maternal family, but Dominic’s support team at our St Marks Road home believed he would benefit from a relationship with his paternal family members, especially his father.

“We discussed this idea with Dominic’s mother back in 2017 as we thought it would be in line with his best interests. We all agreed that this will benefit him in the long run,” said Home Manager, Hayley Massey.

The team soon made contact with Dominic’s father and arrangements were made for him to visit his son.
Dominic’s father first visited him at the care home and they spent some time catching up with each other.

Dominic and his father have since spent more time together, watching films and they have recently started to go out in the local community together.

“Since their first meeting, we’ve also supported Dominic to make contact with his half brother and sister,” stated Hayley.

Thanks to all of the hard work Dominic’s support team have done, he now has more connections with important people in his life.

“When Dominic has spent time with any of his family members, you can clearly see him expressing his happiness. He smiles a lot and expresses positive body language. I’m so proud of the team for making this possible and for really making a difference to Dominic’s life,” said Hayley.


*Some information has been changed for confidentiality purposes

More success stories

View all success stories >
Care Homes
Care Homes

Annie's story

Annie came to a Voyage Care service in West London after a difficult...

Care Homes
Care Homes

Getting Danny ready for college

Danny is a young man who is supported by Voyage Care in a residential...

Care Homes
Care Homes

Aiding Callam to live in his own home

Callam, who has learning disabilities, ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity...

Care Homes
Care Homes

"I am very happy living with my friends"

Janet had lived with her parents until she was 47 years old. When...

Care Homes
Care Homes

Transforming Sheila's way of life for the better

Sheila was born in 1951 and diagnosed with learning disabilities along...

Care Homes
Care Homes

Nick's story

Nick, who lives at one of our homes in Southampton, was reaching...

Care Homes
Care Homes

Kicking off Toby’s goal out in the community

Toby, who lives in one of our residential care homes in Kent, has...

Care Homes
Care Homes

Service spotlight: Mawney Road takes a walk in their residents’ shoes

Mawney Road is a residential care home that supports 6 people with...

Care Homes
Care Homes

Scoring and soaring, above and beyond in quality!

Earlier this year we caught up with one of our care home managers,...

Care Homes
Care Homes

Catherine and Lisa Blue Hair

Catherine moved into Mountain Ash in April 2017. Prior to this she...

Make An Enquiry