Milestones Trust

Diligence and dedication

John's story

I am so thankful for the staff's diligence and dedication.

My brother Nicky lives in his own accommodation in Kingswood and receives support and guidance from Milestones Trust.

In the 1980s, I moved away from Bristol to live in Staffordshire, where I have been ever since. The physical distance between me and my brother makes meeting up on a regular basis quite difficult.

The Covid-19 pandemic has only made this situation more complicated and this has created some anxiety for Nicky. However, the staff taking care of his welfare have coped wonderfully with helping Nicky to adjust to the new rules around lockdowns and social distancing. They have supported Nicky with living through this pandemic and this helped to make it possible for us to meet up in July and August in Cheltenham, a location halfway between our two homes.

We were also able to celebrate Nicky’s birthday together, with him paying a visit to our home in Lichfield. This certainly would not have been possible without the hard work of the Trust’s staff team. I am so thankful for their diligence and dedication, which have helped to make life feel a bit more normal in these unique times.