“Hi I’m Darcy and I’m nearly 16 years old and I go the Ashdown Centre and have done since I was 5.

I go to Ashdown because it’s somewhere I feel safe and I can be with the friends I have make and I can also relax and have some fun.

I know that I am almost an adult and Ashdown staff have helped me learn some new skills and have also given me some lessons to build my confidence.

I am in a wheelchair and I have to have lots of care provided by my mum and as I can’t easily do things for myself. At Ashdown the whole centre is adapted to meet my needs so I can be a bit more independent. The team can also give me my medicine so it’s another weight off mum’s mind.”