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Success Stories

“Successful Transition”

X has successfully moved into Options Applegate House and a year down the line he has decorated his flat (via his choice) and established his own menu. He has attended several Applegate events, including Goathland, Beamish National Railway Museum, Cadbury World, Flamingo Land, festive themed events and a trip to London. Not only this, he regularly goes out with peers to participate in activities within the community, and is currently completing work experience as well as achieving new AQA’s.


“Celebrations for 30th Birthday”

M has done incredibly well, attending the community gym throughout the week, participating in activities with friends in the community, going on holidays with his family and even celebrating his 30th birthday with a day trip to the zoo and a meal out.


“Achieved 10 years’ service with the Red Cross”

G has achieved so much, including a holiday to Centre Parks, a cruise with his family around Europe, regular sessions at a ‘Boogie Bounce’ fitness class within the community, 10 years’ work experience at the Red Cross, attending a Hull vs Norwich football match and turning 30!


“Enjoyable Trips Away”

S has been enjoying many trips and holidays, including Drayton Manor Theme Park, Centre Parks, Pickering, Beamish National Railway Museum, Cadbury World and Flamingo Land, as well as attending the community gym.


“New addition to the family”

G has a pet praying mantis called ‘Treasure’ that she looks after very well. G has also been on days out to Cadbury World and a ‘cat café’, she continues her job and is looking for more work experience, as well as being on holiday with Applegate to Yorkshire she also has another trip planned to Liverpool.


Quotes from family members:

“We are pleased that he has many opportunities to access the local community or go on trips and outings further afield whilst still being supported.”


“We think the manager Luke is an excellent leader promoting a cheerful and positive atmosphere throughout the house. He is approachable and always looking to move residents’ skills forward.”


“We would have no hesitation in recommending Applegate House to other families in a similar situation to our own.”


“Applegate staff are always friendly and courteous when I have visited or called the service.  Due to the size of the home it is like a big family.”


“I think Applegate is unique in its approach to care for Autism…it is the only care home in the area that can meet X’s complex needs.”

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