New Directions welcomed BBC radio journalist Jo Tidman to Richmond Court during Learning Disability Week this June for a close-up view of our charity’s supported living accommodation. Jo is BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio’s in-depth reporter for their breakfast show presented by Trish Adudu. Jo was given a guided tour of the communal areas at Richmond Court, around the garden and inside one of the flats.
Jo then spoke with Tina, who is supported by New Directions, in her own home about what having her own flat means to her and what the support she receives enables her to do. She was also invited to visit Gateway Court where she met and interviewed Registered Manager Carol Payne for further information about the provision of our services in supported living. Jo gathered a combination of audio and visual material which will be broadcast on the BBC radio show and on their digital media in the future.