Harry* has a learning disability and took a tenancy at one of our supported living properties in Berkshire 18 months ago. For a long period prior to Harry’s* move, he had lost all of his self-confidence.
This meant Harry* was unable to use public transport, which resulted in him spending most of his days at home. He really wanted to be able to do more and set himself a goal to go out and experience many activities.
Since joining our services
Since Harry* started his tenancy at our services, our support staff has been working with him to rebuild his confidence. Our staff encourage and enable Harry* to go out more in the community, which has changed his life.
“I love going out shopping with my support worker, I especially enjoy picking my favourite foods. Sometimes I need my support team to help me remember which foods are the healthier choices and which foods are my treat.
“When I am shopping, I like to put the food on the conveyer belt and bag it up before going home. I like showing what I’ve bought to my housemate, Brian, and sometimes he helps me put my shopping away.”
Harry* and Brian enjoy going to Mencap and taking trips to the local garden centre as well as dancing to their favourite music.
Harry* has now taken up gardening, as he has always wanted to be involved in developing his own garden. His staff support him to plant flowering bulbs into pots in the garden of his home. He thoroughly enjoys going out into the garden to check on their growth every day.
*Some of the details have been changed for confidentiality reasons.