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Daryl, who is supported by Uplands House, our residential service in Newbridge, recently took a trip to see some live horse racing.

Daryl, who is an ex jockey, has not been to see a horse race for a long time, since becoming unwell. It has been a dream of his to visit a race course again.

George and Sam, support workers at Uplands House, supported Daryl to go to Chepstow, the race track to enjoy a fun day out watching lots of races.

Daryl had a wonderful day and even placed a bet on a horse named ‘Round Robin’ with support from staff, Daryl enjoyed all aspects of the day, including the lunch out. It was lovely to see Daryl so happy in an environment where he spent so much time previously.

Hopefully Daryl can go and watch some more racing again soon as everyone was thrilled with how the day went. Daryl’s independence is also growing and next time everyone is hoping he can take a trip with only one support worker, which is a great achievement for Daryl.

Staff supported Daryl by recording the events and taking lots of photographs on their Ipad to ensure that Daryl had some great memories he can look back on.

Service manager, Ann, said: “It was great to see how much Daryl enjoyed the day out”.

Uplands House


Specialism: Uplands House is a registered residential care home for 4 service users with learning disabilities or mental health needs plus additional complex needs. The service