‘FRIENDS GAVE ME NEW LEASE OF LIFE’
ROBYN Freeman has overcome a lifetime of challenges. Both her parents died when she was young, so Robyn grew up living with a number of foster families.
She also had the extra challenge of having a learning disability.
Robyn has been a Langdon member since 2008 and with the charity’s support has learnt important life skills such as travelling independently, cooking and cleaning for herself and securing employment.
She lives independently in one of Langdon’s supported living flats and volunteers with the elderly at a day centre.
With a close circle of friends Robyn takes part in Langdonorganised coffee evenings, pub nights and Shabbat meals.
She explains: “I used to have one phone number in my contacts. My friend got angry with me for calling her all the time so stopped answering my calls. Since being part of Langdon I now have loads of numbers in my phone so I always have a friend to say hello to after a busy day.”
Robyn’s latest achievement is celebrating her batmitzvah as she never had one when she was younger.
“Now I feel like I am in the best place to do this,” she explains. “I want to show other people that they can do anything they set their minds to, and I am really excited.”
Robyn Freeman catches up with new friends