Swimming in Success

March 26, 2017

Today, four ladies who are supported by the team at Parvale House in Kettering, took part in sponsored activities for Red Nose day 2017.

Fiona, Lisa and Kate swam over 200 lengths of an Olympic size swimming pool and Alice took part in doing as much of a jigsaw as possible in just one hour. Collectively they have raised £349.90 and are very proud of themselves, as are the team at Parvale House.

Supporting them were their support workers, Gilly and Deb. After the event everyone enjoyed a well-earned coffee and cake in Costa!

Consensus are delighted to be able to support causes such as these, through the hard work of the individuals we support and our colleagues.

Parvale House was rated ‘Good’ in all five areas last year by the CQC and was praised for providing a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led service. It also recently celebrated 20 years of providing care and support for those with PWS.

Parvale House is a residential service, which specialises in providing accommodation and support for six adults with PWS and a range of complex needs and behaviours associated with PWS. The first service in the UK to support adults exclusively with PWS, it has been supporting individuals since 1997.

PWS is a genetic condition that predominantly manifests with early years onset of hyperphagia which is an abnormal unrelenting great desire for food driving the person towards excessive eating and, left unchecked, life threatening obesity.

Other characteristics of PWS include, for example, learning disabilities that may range in severity, and challenging behaviours are a feature of PWS whether or not the person has a measured learning disability.

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