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Dave, who has capacity, is in his 50’s and has autism, a learning disability and mental health issues. He is an alcoholic and estranged from his family.
During a routine visit Dave was found with several people in his flat drinking heavily. He subsequently confirmed that these people were taking advantage of him and as a result his mental health had deteriorated and he was at risk of taking his own life.
How we helped:
Our team immediately made a safeguarding referral and spoke to his social worker. We also contacted the local PCSO. Collectively we agreed to re-house him and assisted his move to another flat. We increased his support levels until he was settled in his new home.
Dave is now happier and his behaviour has improved resulting in a lower level of support being required by all parties.
Dave said: “Thanks to the extra help that I have received I feel much safer and happier“
Location: Northwood, Middlesex
Client Group: Adults with Learning Disabilities and complex needs
Size: 6 self contained studio flats
Full DDA compliance including bed lifts and wet rooms
Individual wifi and phone systems
Large screen LED TVs
Voice activated lighting and audio visual systems
Paul, who has capacity, is in his 40s and has schizophrenia and other mental health issues.
Paul was struggling to cope with a deterioration in his personal hygiene and the management of his room. He was reluctant to engage and let staff into his room.
How we helped:
We contacted his social worker and CPN and arranged for Paul to start attending a local day centre to undertake come music therapy classes. We also offered to help Paul work on his room.
Paul worked with our team to clean and re-decorate his room. His anxiety levels have decreased and he continues to attend his music therapy sessions, often playing songs on his guitar to our team.
Paul said: “My mood and anxiety levels had really gone downhill but after talking to the support team things have turned around”