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Keah crowned national teen hero

6 December 2021

Keah Donlon, who works at Sanctuary Supported Living’s Shaftesbury Court in Trowbridge has been recognised with a national Teen Hero award by BBC Radio 1.

Video preview of Keah Donlon being surprised on BBC Radio 1

Keah, 18, works part-time at the service while studying Health and Social Care at Wiltshire College, and was surprised live on the Breakfast show by presenter Greg James, as well as with messages from former One Direction member, Niall Horan and members of the Holby City cast. She is now looking forward to a visit to Kensington Palace to meet HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge.

Each year, Radio 1 celebrates Teen Heroes – young people who make the world a better place – and Keah has received the accolade for her incredible perseverance in tragic circumstances. Keah’s mum suffered a brainstem bleed in 2019 and while she was in the ICU, her father sadly passed away after a long illness.

Since then, Keah has dedicated her life to helping others; caring for her mum at home while working part-time in a care home supporting people with physical and learning disabilities, and being part of the Young Carer’s council, supporting other young carers in the area.

We are all extremely proud of Keah and she is an absolute asset to the team.

Tina Skuse, Local Service Manager

Tina Skuse, Local Service Manager at Shaftesbury Court, said; “Keah is just amazing. We are all extremely proud of her and she is an absolute asset to the team”.

To find out more about Sanctuary Supported Living’s accommodation, care and support services for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism, see our latest news, read resident stories, or find out if a career in social care could be right for you.

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