I asked for Warrington Community Livings support In February 2014 as they had been recommended by someone I know and value. I previously lived within a shared accommodation with three other individuals run by another service.
This however did not work out for me as I did not get on well with one other individual receiving support and I did not feel supported.
I now live at home with my parents and have 13 hours support from Warrington Community Living by way of a personalised budget.
Since working with me to plan my personalised support plan and future goals I have accomplished many different things that I had hoped to achieve. I have been supported to attend English, reading and maths courses at my local college, attend a course to develop my confidence, sign up for the Warrington Youth Club National citizen service project and will be soon be making a film for the Safe Places project in Warrington. These activities have enabled me to meet new people, build relationships and become more confident. I have also been involved in recruitment with Warrington Community Living which I have really enjoyed.
I have been actively involved in designing my own electronic support logs which I am able to use on my own IPAD, I now have my own e-mail account so I can keep up to date with information from WCL and form links with other people who could have an influence on my plans for the future.
I have been supported to have more independence and I am now choosing ,purchasing and cooking my family a meal regularly, doing my own washing and ironing and even the family bathroom! I am hoping to have my own place in the future and have been supported to access /consult with the ‘Key ring project’ which may suit my needs. I am now looking into employment and completing my Duke of Edinburgh award. I love to socialise and exercise and regulary attend aqua Zumba classes, go horse riding and participate in treks and I also like to attend all Warrington Wolves home games.