Dove put on a barbecue on Bank Holiday Monday as a farewell occasion for Patrick who transitioned on from us on Tuesday.

Patrick loves a barbecue so it was the perfect way for the Dove team to say goodbye to Patrick after seven years at Prior’s Court.

In his time with us, Patrick has had two external work placements. One at Englefield Garden Centre and one at SOFEA. He also had an internal work placement in Bread & Beyond.

Patrick has moved to Stallcombe House where he joins his former housemate Reuben.

Patrick’s dad Ian shared a message on Facebook as he considered the end of Patrick’s time at Prior’s Court. The message read: “To all you lovely people who have made such a difference to my son Patrick's life and development.

“It is with a heavy heart that we come ever closer to Patrick’s leaving day next week after 7 great years at Prior’s Court the lovely staff that have worked with Patrick feel like part of our family and will be greatly missed.

“Patrick has been so happy and has matured so much.

“The support you have given during the transition process has been typical Prior’s Court. Everything thought-out and planned with precision.

“I will miss my chats with all the team and wish you all the best of luck in the future.

“The oasis that is Prior’s Court has created the launch pad for my son’s future and I will always be hugely grateful for everything you all have done.

“Now for Patrick it is times to head to his new home at Stallcombe House, a place cut from the same cloth as Prior’s Court and ready to continue the great work already done.

“He will be very busy on the 55 acre site with lots of activities he knows and enjoys and a familiar face in Reuben (previously from Patrick’s house at Priors Court).

“We will always feel part of the Prior’s Court family and will continue to follow your great work.

“A million thanks and our love to you all.”

It's safe to say, Patrick will certainly be missed by all here at Prior's Court.