Hannahwood celebrates 10th Anniversary

Monday 08 October 2018

Hannahwood, the young adult provision at Hannahs Ivybridge, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Last week our young adults, their families and staff all celebrated at a wonderful party.

The Dame Hannah Rogers Charity was founded in 1767 and has been enabling and enriching the lives of children with disabilities ever since. In 2008, we saw a desperate need for young adults with disabilities and consequently opened Hannahwood, a transition programme for young people aged 19 and above.

Everyone at Hannahs Ivybridge came together to celebrate this big milestone in the charity’s history. There was plenty of wonderful entertainment and a delicious buffet. The excellent band Voodoo got everyone in the party mood. There was also great entertainment from Sensory Spectacular who provided the accessible photo booth and face painting together with a bouncy castle and sumo suit wrestling provided by Fun-tasia. All together it was a great evening of entertainment, food and celebration for the young people, families, staff and visitors.

Hannahs Director of Adult Services, Wayne Fulton, said “The event was to say a big ‘thank-you’ to our staff and all of those who work so hard, and with such dedication, to enrich the lives of the young adults we support. The charity, whose care has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, has been providing services for children with disabilities for over 250 years. Ten years ago it developed Adult Services in response to the growing need of people leaving the school setting. It was lovely to see everyone come together to celebrate this landmark in the charity’s history”.