Toby joined Chailey Heritage as a pupil and fortnightly boarder 16 years ago. He is now 27 and has blossomed into a confident young man, ready to take the next step and make the transition to a new home in Devon.
Toby’s complex medical needs have certainly never got in the way of him enjoying life to the full. The special support he received from staff at Chailey Heritage to use a Voice Output Communication Aid has allowed him to communicate and make his own choices.
Going to College was a massive achievement for Toby, but one of his highlights was meeting HRH The Duchess of Cornwall on her visit to Chailey Heritage and showing her the replica of Windsor Castle he made during his art sessions in the Life Skills Centre.
Leaving Chailey Heritage was a big step for Toby and his Mum but with lots of support from our staff, who accompanied Toby on day visits and a trial overnight stay at his new home, Toby is now settled and enjoying being able to access town with his carers straight from his front door!
“We all miss Toby in the Willows bungalow but we are a transition service and, seeing the success of Toby’s move to a new home, makes us very proud of the work we do here for young adults.” Tracey, Willows House Manager