John's Story

Published: 2016-09-26
Author: Noela Foreman

John Spiers:

John was born in 1966 and has Down Syndrome. He lived at home with his mother, Jean for the past 50 years, but after Jean died earlier this year at the age of 95yrs, John's sister Jane stepped in and is currently  providing care for him at home. You can imagine that - to lose his mother after having her loving care for so long brings a difficultperiod of adjustment for John and he is fortunate that Jane is able to live with him  and provide the assurance of support that he needs. To know that a place is available, where John could get the care and support that he needs, would relieve the anxiety experienced by this close family.