Today a young man looked through his window to welcome the morning.
This was no ordinary morning. This was the first morning in 7 years he was looking through his very own window. It wasn’t a hospital window any more, with hospital staff saying what he could and couldn’t do – he was finally in his own home.
It’s been two and a half years since we had the first ever conversation with his Mum saying “there must be another way”. The My Life Support team put together a support plan, secured a Third Party Personal Health Budget, found him a capital investor to buy him a home of his choice, but most importantly they listened.
We visited week after week to the hospital, we got to know him, what he liked and what he didn’t like and critically where he wanted to live and what kind of people would help and support him.
Yesterday he finally moved in, with his brilliant staff team. We know there will be ups and downs, but for now we are all enjoying the moment.
Thank you for everyone who has been part of this long amazing journey… you have changed another life forever!
Please take a look at our My Life Support page if you’d like to find out more about our crucial work.