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Our stories tell the unique real-life stories of families in the David Lewis community. Read about the experiences of parents and people using our services. 

Our stories

Matthew and Simon’s story

Matthew began to experience seizures at the age of six after falling on the back of his head on a stone floor two years previously. By the age of 16
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The Potten Family’s story

Joanna came to David Lewis in her late 30’s. Her previous long term placement had broken down as the staff couldn’t support her medical needs around her epilepsy. It was
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Stella and Elise’s story

Stella’s daughter Elise has been living at David Lewis for just over seven years. Due to her diagnosis of Dravet Syndrome it had become difficult to accommodate Elise, nicknamed Lou,
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Birgit and Ziska’s story

Franziska, known as Ziska, lives with us at David Lewis. Here, her mum tells us about their early family life and her David Lewis journey.
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Siobahn and Bradley’s story

Bradley has complex health needs and we were told he wouldn’t speak, but nowadays it’s like he’s swallowed a dictionary!
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Stories are at the heart of everything we do. They help to spread awareness about disability and the highs and lows families can face on their journey. Stories connect people and families with similar experiences and also inspire people to take action. We’re building a collection of stories from parents and people we support. We want to use these in our communications. If you’d like to tell your story, please get in touch.

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Responsible gambling

If you would like more information on responsible gambling, there are some websites you can visit:

Or you can contact the gambling support network, GamCare, confidentially on 0808 802 0133.

David Lewis does not promote the lottery to children under the age of 18. David Lewis has implemented the following procedures to prevent children under the age of 18 years old taking part in the lottery:

  • The minimum age for play is detailed on our website
  • Children under the age of 18 are flagged on our database
  • Where possible we check our database to ensure persons are above the legal age limit before data is supplied for the use of a lottery.