Hi I’m Fela, as in ‘fell – ah’. I was named after the late Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti. My middle name is Mandela – I’ll let you wonder where that came from!
I really love listening to music, and usually end up rocking and swaying to the beat.
I enjoy going on adventures like Paddington Bear. Mama chooses the best places for me to visit.
I am 29 years old, 6’ 3’’ with a sunny disposition and dynamic personality. Even though I can’t always verbalise my wants and feelings, I have a keen mind, and want to be treated as someone with intelligence. I love learning new things, and enjoy education, completing assignments and being read to. I have been learning new words with Makaton and TEACCH.
I need someone responsible and trustworthy to be with me or close at hand all the time. I often need guidance and prompting to keep me safe and on task as my mind can get muddled or process information slowly.
- Active in body and mind.
- To cook and eat healthy food,
- Spend time with my family and church.
- I like to be with people.
For me, life is a big adventure. I have finally settled into my new life – living in my own home close to my parents in Norton, Stoke on Trent. I have a team of ‘Personal Assistants’ to help me live an independent life.