Initially, Amelia found it difficult to socialise with the other children. She told the Project Leader that throughout her life, she has been told that she “can’t do things” and finds it difficult to put her trust in people because she is often let down. During the week, Amelia gained in confidence and made friends.
She took part in all the activities, and with the support of the whole group, she was able to complete the experience she was most afraid of – caving!
Amelia now feels more able to trust others and feels more at ease during her trips away from home. Her grandparents said, “We felt confident leaving our child in Phab’s care and she came home full of enthusiasm, pride and a “can-do” attitude.”
Her attitude to trying new things and independence has improved significantly.