After visiting a variety of other agencies we chose the services available through Enrich+ (formerly Gracelands) three years ago.
My eldest son has been part of the Youth Group for 3 years, with my second son starting with the Youth Group this year. I
chose Enrich+ because I liked the programmes available, thought these would provide good stability in the continuing growth
son and had also received positive feedback from other families who were enrolled at the time.
Initially I had concerns about transport to and from the programme. Staff have and still continue to provide support to
alleviate these concerns. My eldest son can be quite anxious in new settings but he seemed to settle quickly making and
developing some key friendships very early on.
Both my sons are encouraged and supported at trying new things. They are supported at work experience opportunities. Independence is also encouraged with support being provided when needed.
Personally I have benefited from access to more great people who care about my family and who willingly provide advice or help when needed. I don’t need to worry about my boys during the working day as I know that they are safe in the community through
the support of Enrich+ staff and programmes. Being part of the Enrich+ family creates a wider web of knowledge to help solve the
speed bumps thrown at us in our journey of life. Enrich+ are now part of our lives and will be there to continue to support and grow the lives of my boys.
I would advise others to take the plunge – do it for your young person. It will give them some independence, while you can be sure they are in a safe surrounding, where all individuals are nurtured to reach their own potential.