Delivering respite breaks for family carers in the Belfast area by providing activities for their sons and daughters with a learning disability
Ashley Morgan (32), who has a learning disability and is also deaf, was one of those actively involved in helping to develop the Natural World Challenge.
“I’ve been with Caring Breaks for four years now but this is really the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s just been great learning about all these new things, especially knowing about birds and building the bird boxes.
“I don’t go to a day centre, so if I hadn’t got Caring Breaks I wouldn’t have any friends. It really gives me the chance to go out and meet new people, as otherwise I would just stay at home.
“I go out with Caring Breaks every two weeks, but I just wish it was possible to out every week, as I feel I need Caring Breaks more than anything. If I didn’t have them, I don’t know what I would do”.
Ashley lives in South Belfast with her parents, Roberta and Colin Morgan. Said Mrs Morgan: “I didn’t think Ashley would be interested in birds, but since she has been involved with the project she has never stopped talking about them, and telling us what she has learnt.