BORIS Johnson, in his role as MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, visited surprised residents at Options The Old Vicarage over the Jubilee Weekend.

It is a residential home in The Greenway for adults aged 18-plus with an autism spectrum condition. They may also have a learning disability or require similar support.

Dr Roda Jeylani, the manager, said she was keen to show residents they were valued and that they, too, had a voice.

 “I was thrilled beyond belief when I received notification that Boris Johnson would be visiting our home,” she added.

The purpose of the visit was to plant a strawberry ‘wish tree’ in the grounds, on which residents could pin their hopes and desires. 

“Such trees are identified as possessing a religious or spiritual value and people come to them and make offerings to have a wish granted or a prayer heard,” said Dr  Jeylani.

One resident, Jenny, was asked by Mr Johnson the what type of music she liked and they laughed when she replied whale noises.

Mr Johnson said: “I can clearly see, Roda, that you and your staff are doing a great job and indeed making their wishes come true.”