Brian and Val have lived at Oaklea Care for 23 and 25 years respectively. They started dating in June 1994 and got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2006.
Brian has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and Val, although not formally diagnosed, is similar in many ways.
Brian and Val live in separate properties about a mile apart of each other. They frequently visit one another and talk on the phone regularly. Both Brian and Val say that they would like to have their own home and live together one day.
With the help of the right support package, Brian and Val are able to live as independently as possible and share their experiences with one another.