Caleb is 9 years old. He was born 10 weeks premature and as a result has Cerebral Palsy. He is currently a full time wheelchair user and determined to be as independent as possible.
Caleb often asks to be involved in helping with food preparation. His bedroom is upstairs and so is the bathroom which means we have to carry him up and down stairs. This is becoming more difficult and dangerous as he gets older.
It has become vital that we create a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor of our house in order to build his confidence and independence to carry out all the self care tasks to his full potential.
Caleb thrives on learning new skills and is very proud of himself. His latest skill is learning to swim. This has given him a real boost and he is desperate to build on this. He needs to have easy access to all the living areas and utilities as the rest of the family as independently as possible in order to prepare him for his teenage years into adulthood.