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Profile: Oaklea, 28th Jan, 2019

Over the last few days on our social media we have been focusing on the Oaklea MLMC -"My life my choices" Plan that each Oaklea customer has and how it ensures they get to lead an independent life as possible. The Plan isn't just about the 'big stuff' either. Digby from County Durham wanted to research his family involvement in WW1. So with a bit of support from Oaklea staff he was able to go online and find out about his Granddad's exploits.

Digby first got interested in looking into his Granddad after visiting the Bowes Museum Remembrance exhibition around Armistice Day and through an arts & crafts project they have called ‘Tin Arts’.
As you can see it was definitely worth it as he found out a lot more about the 3 medals Granddad got in WW1. They are the “Pipsqueak & Wilfred”- the names given to the 3 medals awarded to a soldier in WW1 (The 1914 Star, The British War medal & The Victory medal).
The medals mean a great deal to Digby - and he was chuffed to bits to find all that info was just a mouse click away!

Nichola Bainbridge, Team Supervisor adds: “Digby grew up on a farm at Newsham in Durham and came to us around 2-3 years ago after leading a very independent life - we can make sure that continues with us through the support we give where necessary. It’s been lovely for the team around Digby to see how much he enjoyed finding out this information.”

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