Living independently – Joanne
Living independently has made a real difference to Joanne's sense of wellbeing and autonomy.
Taking the plunge – David
David’s wife and friends are keen swimmers, but David’s fear of water meant that he’d never had the confidence to learn to swim.
Freedom through writing – David
David suffered from nightmares. This was made harder by the fact that as a private person, he wasn’t easily able to talk about his bad dreams.
Personalised technology – Anna
Anna's new kit helps her relax and enjoy her holidays, without having to worry about being away from the technology and support she’s used to at home.
Person-centred support – David
David, who has Prader Willi Syndrome, needs support in managing his diet and nutrition.
Opening doors – Matthew
Autism affects people in different ways. For Matthew, who also has learning disabilities, it means his ability to communicate is limited, and he experiences constant anxiety.
Creative communication – Amy and Julie
Like most 26 year-olds, Amy enjoys a good chat. But because of her learning disability, which also impacts on her growth and physical ability, she can sometimes have difficulty expressing herself in a way that others understand.
Full steam ahead – Andrew
Knowing that Andy was a life-long railway enthusiast, Hft staff came up with a plan to give him greater independence.
Finding a job – Becky
With the support from the local Hft job coach Becky was able to learn new skills and gain valuable experience through the jobs she secured.
Being Heard – Sarah
Using different types of new technology at the Hft Evesham service where she lives allows Sarah to express her choices and make decisions for herself.