Community Goals

We have been working with Midu for 2 years and started home tutoring in March 2017 with support from MacIntyre staff. Midu didn’t like leaving his home or his mother, staff encouraged Midu to go into the garden just to begin with, however Midu didn’t want to go outside and he didn’t want to leave his mum.

In the summer holidays in August, two No Limits staff members myself and Cadwell looked after Midu (private arrangement) while mum left Midu for the first time in 16 years to go on holiday with her daughter and husband to Italy. We supported Midu (24-hour care) and this was an enjoyable experience both for the staff, Midu and the family.

When term started in September 2017 I had a session with Midu, I was apprehensive as to whether or not Midu would remember me from the summer and how he would react now that I was coming for educational sessions. However, there was nothing to be worried about as Midu pulled me into the house and wanted to interact immediately.

Since then Midu has enjoyed going out every day. He has discovered new experiences accessing the community and learning to become more independent. Midu has been to his local Tesco’s. At times Midu doesn’t leave the car but just likes to take in his surroundings. Places of interest for Midu have been Wendover Forest, Ashridge National Trust Park, College Lake, Tring Garden Centre, Macdonald’s and the local park. Most recently Midu has transitioned from the car to Dell Farm which was amazing, and engaged with other staff and young people there.

Midu also recently attended the MacIntyre Roadshow event in Towcester. He really enjoyed himself especially on the sensory table, playing the musical instruments and seeing the animals. Midu remained at the event for 2 hours which was fantastic.

Midu has taught me a lot, when you see beyond a behaviour that is sometimes presented before you and see the person, it makes all the difference. Midu has taught me patience, gentleness and most of all more compassion.

Paul Hector
Community Learning Facilitator
No Limits, Beds and Herts

Comments

  • Kate Webb says:

    Thankyou Paul for such a lovely blog. It is great that you can see how your own learning has been enhanced! How wonderful that Midu is now experiencing events such as the Roadshow! Very well done.

  • Nicola Payne says:

    A lovely blog ….. all of your hard work and understanding has had such a positive impact on Midu. I’m sure there will be lots more Midu will experience this year.

  • Emma Killick says:

    Paul this is a wonderful blog thank you – I don’t think we can over estimate the positive difference you, Cadwell and your other colleagues will have made to the lives of Midu and his family. There will be so many opportunities available now for all of them and especially for Midu.

  • Natalie Macpherson says:

    What a great blog Paul, thanks for sharing. It’s great to see Midu now engaging and broadening his experiences. Well done to you and Cadwell for the difference you’ve made to him and and his family.

  • Maria Fiddimore says:

    What an amazing story Paul- I am so impressed with how you and Cadwell have supported Midu, it has clearly had such a positive impact on him and opened up so many opportunities to him- A great story to start the week with, thank you

  • Donald says:

    It’s good to hear how someone is getting on.

    Sometimes when someone doesn’t act or behave the way we or everyone else thinks a person should behave we and everyone are quick to say the person has challenging behaviour maybe we should look at the way we deal with people and maybe challenge our self more to look at the individual in a different way and deal with the solution differently which what staff within No Limits try to do.

    From reading the above I can tell the members of staff that has worked with Midu are very dedicated in what they do. Well done to all the staff who has been working with Midu and yes learning should always be a 2-way thing, long may it continue. 

  • Ivan Morong says:

    Congratulations Midu, Paul, Cadwell and all the people involved in this amazing achievement. As the first keyworker of Midu when I was working with No Limits, I met him possibly during the worst period of his life, with him having crisis nearly every day at his school or at home, so I can’t express my happiness and proudness to see that Midu is slowly awakening that potential that I saw since the very first minute, but sadly I couldn’t unlock at that time.
    Keep going with the great work because the limit it’s only written in the stars.
    God bless you.

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