I feel I live my life the way I want to live it

Rosa’s Story

I lived with my mum until I went to residential college, and they helped me there to become independent, when I left college, I came to live at Lisieux trust. that’s where  I live now, they have helped me be more independent.

I live in a shared house with 3 other ladies, and I have lived there for 17 years. We all go on holiday together every year with support staff unless there is a pandemic.

Staff support me with

Going to the doctors

Support me with my washing machine.

Support with cooking

Support with cleaning

Travel training especially when I am going to new places.

I attend college and work placements independently. My structure is very important, I like being busy.

I like my staff to listen to me and talk to me when I am feeling anxious and worried about things. I will get very flappy when I am upset, and my staff know how to calm me down. This is very important for me.

I went to the Doctor recently and the Doctor I saw listened to my concerns and understood me which was nice because before this I felt doctors didn’t care/listen. They made me feel like I was a nuisance. The Doctor I saw this time was very through.

I feel I live my life the way I want to live it and that’s why I am happy living where I live. I didn’t want to live with my mum forever.Rosa’s

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