Another Heartwarming Success!

February 13th, 2024

Another Heartwarming Success!

We love being able to share first hand accounts highlighting the impact that the right people, the right opportunities, and the right support can have on a child living in of our homes.

We are so, so proud of KR and the achievements that he makes every single day.

KR made the move to Parks Lodge on March 4, 2022, at the age of 13. He is a likeable character with a knack for bringing laughter with his antics, impressions, and jokes, but KR faced challenges adapting to life away from his home town. The transition to Parks Lodge brought new restrictions, posing a significant challenge for KR, who was accustomed to supporting his family and enjoying freedoms above what would be expected of his age.

Learning to Handle Frustrations

Initially, KR’s new boundaries resulted in frustration, often resulting in regular and high levels of property damage to his own possessions, the home, and the homes cars. However, over the past two years, he has built up fantastic relationships with both home and school staff. Learning to cope with life’s challenges in a healthier way, KR can now remove himself from frustrating situations and regulate his emotions. He has become adept at communicating his wishes and feelings with maturity.

Engaging with the local community through football, KR has built positive relationships with his team, and he’s taken steps towards independence by managing tasks like washing clothes, budgeting for food, and cooking for himself. While he still requires some support, we have every confidence in him to reach his goals.

Academic Success!

Before residing at Parks Lodge, KR’s school attendance was irregular, dropping as low as 25%. Currently boasting an impressive attendance rate of 98.3%, KR not only genuinely enjoys school but actively participates, showing keen interest in BTech sport and serving as the student ambassador for his year group.

Embracing work experience opportunities, including bricklaying and volunteering at a local museum, KR has left a positive impression with his fantastic attitude. Holding the highest English qualification in his year group across all of our Compass Community Schools with a Level 2 in functional skills, KR is poised for success.

The transformation and growth displayed by KR over the past couple of years are truly commendable. His resilience and positive attitude continue to amaze everyone, and we are immensely proud of his journey.


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