David Fine

Conor & Vanessa

“During lockdown the team at Sam’s Place have called every week and have offered support to parents as well as providing online activities for the young people. Lockdown has been tough but I have felt cared for, supported and not alone. The online activities for the young people have been varied, fun and most importantly …

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Callum & Nicola

Support during COVID I just wanted to thank all those involved with RISE for helping to make the lonely, frustrating, boring weeks in and out of lockdown bearable. Throughout the pandemic our vulnerable young people have been unable to meet face to face however, with the world of technology this group of young people have …

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Sophie

I attend RISE with my 17 year old daughter Sophie who has non verbal autism. Before coming to the group we felt very isolated at home, seeing no one. Sophie was extremely quiet and shy, she didn’t want to leave the house and only used You Tube for company. I wanted somewhere Sophie could socialise …

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David Aspey

David has retired from a career in architecture where he was heavily involved in designing buildings with social purpose.

Michelle Smith

Michelle has been involved with Sam’s Place since the early days. She is an experienced voluntary sector leader and is a passionate advocate for equality of opportunity. Michelle enjoys working with people of all abilities to reach their full potential. She loves all things Blackpool.

Carla Ronson

Carla is Sam’s Mum; a parent with experience of the difficulties of caring for a child with severe complex needs that were life limited.