Unique, dedicated support for a rare condition
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic condition, affecting an estimated 1500 – 2000 people in the UK of all ages. Individuals are restricted in their daily life through their insatiable appetites and they may experience other complications, such as restricted growth and behavioural problems. People who are living with PWS need expert support from people who understand the condition and its challenges
Gretton Homes, a subsidiary of Consensus, provides the dedicated and unique care that individuals with PWS need. As well as helping to meet individual needs, the team nurtures each person’s strengths and abilities while understanding and managing their daily emotional, physical, behavioural and social challenges.
Safe, effective and responsive care
The Gretton Homes team provides residential services in Northamptonshire, Peterborough, and Scotland for individuals with PWS. The services are in attractive rural and town locations and are close to a range of local facilities, so the individuals being supported by these services can take part in shopping, leisure and community activities.
If a person with PWS has a primary diagnosis of learning disability or autism, they can receive long-term, tailored support from Consensus in one of our residential or supported living services.
Gretton Homes is an acknowledged specialist provider of services for people with PWS and the team contributes to best practice in PWS support and care. They actively support the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association and are involved in progressing research and knowledge of this rare condition in the UK and overseas.
John made quite a splash at Grangemouth’s swimming Gala
Swimmers from across Central Scotland, made the trip to Grangemouth sports complex recently for Grangemouth’s swimming Gala. Competitors were competing to bring home gold, silver and bronze medals spanning across a number of different swimming disciplines.
194 Miles hailed an Amazing Achievement
Recently individuals we support came together to organise and participate in their biggest fundraising challenge event to date. Five days hiking through all weathers in rugged countryside not far from their home in Dunblane, Stirlingshire.
Celebrating Transformations at Haydock House
Opportunities for creativity and imagination to be explored are sometimes associated with arts and crafts only, but at Haydock House in Kettering the support team had other ideas.
Head of Strategy and Operations (PWS Specialist Services)
“I cherish that I am in a position to make a positive and tangible difference to the lives of people with Prader-Willi Syndrome.”
I’ve been with the company since the early 1980s and actually started at Gretton Homes as Catering Manager. I became General Manager in 1997 and Head of Strategy and Operations in 2011.
Mine is a truly diverse role – no two days are the same. I provide operational and strategic direction for the Prader-Willi Syndrome services, ensuring that we are always providing the very highest level of support and expertise to the individuals we support.
Outside of work I… spend time with my family, visit the theatre and dream of holidays in the Greek Islands.