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My story – Miss S ‘Living a full life independently for the first time’

What was the issue?

Miss S is in her early 30s and has learning disabilities and epilepsy. She had always lived with her parents but now wanted to live independently with her partner.

How did we help?

Social work staff helped arrange for Miss S and her partner to move into a new apartment within a new build scheme of council supported living apartments.

The apartment is on the ground floor within a small low rise block and has a team of dedicated support workers on hand at all times. The support staff help tenants within the scheme with things such as daily living skills, household management, cooking, money management, transport, shopping and developing social skills. The support workers work hard to enable tenants to gain confidence and develop the independence to live successfully in the community.

The support offered to each person is unique to them and their own needs.

Miss E also had a range of alarms provided from Dudley telecare service. A pendant alarm (worn around the neck), a falls detector and an epilepsy sensor (placed under the mattress for use during the night) all provide her and family members with the peace of mind that help can be summoned at any time of day or night.

What difference did this make?

Miss E is thrilled that she is now able to live an independent life with her partner, in her own apartment. Her family are also reassured that she is safe and secure, with help on hand as and when she needs it. They are also delighted that she is able to develop a full life, living in the wider community.

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