Disneyland dream comes true for Debbie at Roman House as carers go the extra mile

Debbie from Roman House pictured at the Disney castle on a trip to Disneyland Paris

Debbie Cardew, an individual we support at Roman House in Basingstoke with complex additional needs received a Disneyland trip of a lifetime, despite carers facing challenging travel arrangements along the way.

Debbie spent three nights away from home after expressing her desire to visit Disneyland Paris during her key worker session. With an out-of-date passport, Debbie worked alongside her support workers at Roman House to ensure this opportunity of a lifetime wasn’t missed.

Despite facing a number of train and hotel cancellations, support workers Kelly and Michelle chose an appropriate hotel and hired hoisting equipment, doing everything they could to ensure the trip went ahead.

Once at Disneyland Paris, Debbie began making the most out of her time there, by meeting magical characters and watching spectacular Disney shows.


Debbie from Roman House meeting Mickey Mouse on a trip to Disneyland Paris


Kelly Lettin, manager at Roman House said: “We are so thrilled that after all the cancellations and delays, we were able to travel to Disneyland Paris and provide Debbie with the trip of a lifetime.

“Debbie had a lovely time meeting her favourite Disney characters with the fireworks on the last night being a highlight across the three days.”

“We are very proud of the commitment shown by Kelly and Michelle in making Debbie’s dream trip come true. From booking the hotel, to providing an autograph book, Kelly and Michelle have done an amazing job in making the most out of the three days in Paris.”


Debbie from Roman House meeting Pluto on a trip to Disneyland Paris


Debbie said: “It was great to see Minnie and Mickey and the other Disney Characters during my time away. 

“Despite the long journey, I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would love to go back again.”


Roman House is part of Ambito Care and Education, which is part of Salutem Care and Education.

Salutem Care and Education supports children, young people and adults with learning and physical disabilities, mental health needs, challenging behaviours, and autism at more than 120 homes, schools, day services, transition services and colleges nationwide.

We pride ourselves on delivering person-centric care, support, and education to enable the individuals we support to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.