15 October 2020

Greg moved to Canonsgrove in April, where he was given a safe and secure place to isolate throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greg was initially worried about moving to Canonsgrove, fearing it was too far from Taunton town centre and he would have nothing to do. However, after settling into his own room, Greg soon felt happier and has since thrived at Canonsgrove.

Whilst living at Canonsgrove, Greg has joined a local sports team to keep himself busy, recently travelling with them to play a national sports tournament where the team won silver! Greg joined the team to avoid becoming bored and has been passionate about playing ever since, even signing up to play next season!

When talking about living at Canonsgrove, Greg said: “I have freedom here and space to be alone. The team at Canonsgrove do everything they can to help us, they are just terrific and there should be more places like Canonsgrove around to help others.”

Greg is now planning for a future, accessing work support to find a job and bidding on houses to hopefully move out and begin living independently again. He is working with the Canonsgrove team to take steps forward and has even volunteered to cook for everyone!

Greg is thankful to everyone who has helped him along the way and believes that moving to Canonsgrove was the best decision he could have made.


*Names changed to protect identity