John felt like a weekend trip was well overdue. He had been busy over the summer months and now, with winter fast approaching, he wanted to enjoy the last of the good weather on a short break.

So he teamed up with his support practitioners – Angela and Agnes – to arrange a last-minute trip. Within a few days, John and his team had found a weekend deal to Blackpool for the coming Friday. John could not believe his luck!

The car journey to Blackpool was filled with chatter about all their plans and the exciting things they had in store. When they arrived in Blackpool, John headed straight for the pleasure beach to find out for himself what all the fuss was about. Certainly, a ride on the big wheel with Agnes proved to be a big hit, with Agnes commenting:

“I’ve never seen John laugh so much”.

John and his team stayed in the Bond Hotel, only a short walk from the beach and an amazing place designed for people with learning disabilities.

The hotel food was brilliant, so much so that John chose to eat there every night. John even had the opportunity to dress up as a cowboy and dance with the hotel staff after dinner! Agnes told us: “you just couldn’t fault the service and experience”.

Throughout the rest of the trip, John visited the circus, enjoyed a trip to the pub – and had his first ever lager shandy – and soaked up the view of the city from the top of the Blackpool Tower. John commented it’s the best holiday I’ve ever had.”

Andrea, local service manager, said:

“When John came back from his holiday he was grinning from ear to ear, talking about everything he achieved during his short break away, and sharing that it was the trip of a lifetime.”

John’s recent trip is demonstrative of everything we do at Carr Gomm. We are passionate about working with people to make their hopes and dreams a reality – even the last-minute ones - and are truly honoured to be able to journey with people like John on their lifetime adventures.