The most commonly publicised consequence of PWS is a tendency by some to overeat and become obese. As a result, individuals with PWS often suffer from obesity-related conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
To counter this, Gretton Homes provides fresh, nutritious and calorie controlled meals combined with regular visits to the local gym and swimming pool as well as regular walking. If left unsupervised, some people with PWS can be tempted to steal food. Gretton Homes takes a practical approach to this problem in each of its homes; for example, allowing only supervised access to the kitchen.
Some individuals with PWS are prone to challenging behaviours, temper outbursts and obsessive or compulsive traits as well as other complex behaviours. These can be greatly minimised by providing a structure which incorporates social, educational and recreational community based activities with a range of courses, outings, work placement schemes as well as a wide range of other activities.