Matty is 34 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. He started at Dame Hannahs in 2000 when he was 12 years old.
From the age of 3 to 12 Matty attended Vranch House School in Exeter where his best friends were Sarah and Emma. They are all still great friends today and live in Arthur bungalow together.
Matty’s parents heard about Dame Hannahs through Vranch House. After visiting Dame Hannahs and meeting the head teachers Bill and Ruth Evans, they loved it and everything that it offered. Matty started off attending the school and living in Hannah Avenue before moving to Newberry bungalow. In September 2012 Matty and his friends moved to Arthur. He loves all the staff in Arthur and loves to joke with them as he is a very cheeky young man.
Matty loves going to the theatre regularly and going on outings, particularly to Ivybridge village where he can meet people and visit the cafe. He is very popular within the local community. He also loves going home every 10 days to see his family. At home he enjoys playing his computer games and being a big part of the Tiverton community.
Mum Wendy said “Dame Hannahs has changed our lives. It has given Matty independence and he has really grown in confidence. It has also enabled us to give more time to Matty’s sister. Dame Hannahs has given Matty so much that we couldn’t give him such as the 24 hour care and physiotherapy. We are forever grateful to Dame Hannahs”.