Esmer House has opened its doors to provide support for those with Prader-Willi syndrome and they took the chance to talk to us about the whole experience and of their open day.
What happened on their open day? Listen to what Alex, the Service Manager, had to say.
Prader-Willi syndrome is a very complex condition and involves a hormone imbalance that cannot limit how much the person with Prader-Willi syndrome eats. Left untreated, this can lead to health issues such as diabetes. But it’s much more than just overeating.
Many people with Prader-Willi syndrome suffer from mobility issues and often have bone development problems, as well as having mental health difficulties.
The team at Esmer House explained further what measure have been put in place to help those they’re supporting.
Alex went on to talk about the journey the team went through to get Esmer House up and running. There were delays and lots of searching for appropriate properties before eventually getting the green light with Esmer House. There were a few bumps in the road but thanks to the dedication of the team they got to where they wanted!
Hear what they had to say about the journey to being a new service.
Support was offered from Redbank House, which is the nearest service to Esmer House which also specialises in Prader-Willi syndrome. An individual who lives there took part in the training and gave an emotional account of how Voyage Care had ‘saved him’. Take a listen to more this story below!
Congratulations to the whole team at Esmer House and for opening its new service. And not to forget the staff at Redbank House who marked time out of their diaries to get Esmer House up and running. What great teamwork!