THERE is not a lot Southampton Parents Jaqui and Gary Thomasson wouldn't do for their daughters.

The price of their happiness knows no bounds and now they are are going to re-mortgage their home to get their severely disabled daughter bespoke care - which they feel would make her happier.

Nicole suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a rare genetic epileptic dysfunction of the brain as well as severe learning disabilities, communication and mobility restrictions.

At the moment 22-year-old, Nicole lives at home whilst having regular rest-bite stays at Victoria Education Centre in Poole, but her parents want to purchase a home where she can have a bespoke care plan and activities tailored to her likes and needs.

Jacqui and Gary are going to remortgage their home in Highfield to transform a bungalow into a disability friendly home for Nicole and two others.

"Most care home are one shoe fits all, they are very institutionalised. We want to promote choice for Nicole and the other two people who move into the home. We want to give our daughter the best life possible.

"We want to promote choice, so everyone living in the home can do what they enjoy doing in a calm environment" said Nicole's father Gary.

Nicole's parents want to create a "home from home", where individual carers would give their daughter and two other residents 24-hour-care.

The bungalow will cost half a million pounds including adaptations.

Nicole's family have began fundraising, in May her 24-year-old sister Lauren abseiled down Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portswood and on Sunday her younger sister Kristen jumped out of an aeroplane at 15,000ft(JUNE 2).

"My daughters adore their sister. All of our lives have revolved around Nicole for the last 22 years. We celebrate the small successes and love seeing her happy," said Gary, who works part-time as a corporate fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Haven Wessex.

The bungalow will be adapted with technology and equipment to make it accessible for the residents which will cost £100,000.

"Sometimes we can see that Nicole is really unhappy. We all have a really close relationship. She hates being so far away from us. We aren't getting any younger, I have already had a heart attack and I just want to make sure she is somewhere safe and happy," said 48-year-old Gary.

Gary and his wife have found a second person to move into the house and are still searching for a third person with similar needs, however the parent's do not feel the building is suitable for someone with behavioural difficulties.

"Nicole likes things to be calm. She enjoys swimming and is quirky and loving. She reads people's facial expressions, so when other people are happy so is she."

In the news building, which aims to be finished by July 2018, each of the residents will have tailored care packages and therefore give them more independence to do things they enjoy - with the help of specialised carers.

It is important to the Thomassons that families are welcomed and involved in their children's lives something they say previous homes have lacked.

"We want the other parent's to be involved, we don't want them to have to wait to book an appointment to see their child. I want to be able to read my daughter a bedtime story is I so wish. There is no where in Hampshire that offer this level of independence to people with such severe disabilities," said Gary, who currently drives almost two hours to see his daughter when she has rest-bite care.

The next charity event will be a burlesque charity evening on July 26 at For Your Eyes Only in Southampton.

The private function is a ticketed event with all of the money going to Nicole's House, which is what he parents have named the project.

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