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Vivienne Bent


I am a single mother with a learning disabled son who also has Autism. My son is currently being looked after in a self contained flat. I have been very dissapointed with the care he is receiving and when he tells me he us lonely it breaks my heart, so I have embarked on setting up his own home where he can share with 3 other learning disabled people of his own age. I am currently renovating an old property not far from where I live and there have been unforeseen cost in bringing the property back to a habitable state. It has a beautiful long garden which was a big attraction because where he is there is no such green space.
The garden currently has a pond, but I feel this would have safety issues so would turn into a herb garden/planting area and making the rest of the garden as low maintenance as possible without loosing the wonderment of the outdoor feeling. I do what I can to keep the grass low but the trees/conifers have taken over.
The garden at present has a 2 dimension look taking you into another space, I could see an activity summer house here, brining the outdoors inside where they could spend time together on stimulating activities. I have asked my electrician to leave provision for taking electric to the summer house when funds become available.
If I was lucky enough to win this it would enhance the life of my son and give him a quality of life he is currently not receiving and provide an enjoyable space to share with others.

Vivienne Bent

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