Gretton Homes celebrates Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Week

May 23, 2014

PWS is a complex medical condition that affects both males and females throughout their lives. People with PWS may need extra support with health and development and in the areas of education and work. They may present some challenging learning and emotional behaviours and unusual medical issues.  Most people with PWS are floppy at birth with initial difficulties in feeding, but then in early childhood begin to show increased appetite which can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity.

The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association organised an awareness week, which ran from the 19th of May until the 25th.

The staff and people supported at Gretton Homes got involved wearing an array of PWS awareness badges, wristbands and enjoying a photo opportunity together, on the beautiful lawn at Gretton House.

For anyone who would like further information around PWS please contact Myles Kelly on 01536 770325

 

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