Shannon was the Runner-up Mary Williamson Award winner for Ayrshire at the 2023 Star Awards!

Shannon has been receiving support from Cornerstone for the past five years. During this time, she has developed a sense of trust with her support staff who have learned to read her body language and understand her displays of affection towards them. However, when Covid restrictions were lifted, Shannon found it challenging to participate in community activities again.

To address this, her support staff trialled respite care in the comfort of her home, which proved to be a huge success. As a result, Shannon's independence and confidence have significantly increased. She even went on her first-ever holiday where she enjoyed the evening entertainment and roller-skating discos. Now, she regularly goes on long bike rides, attends beach barbeques with new friends, and loves water activities with her mum.

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