David’s Goal Scoring Pays OffFriday 18 December, 2020
Life can be daunting for people who are affected by anxiety and who lack confidence in their ability to make decisions in their day to day lives. David, who has been supported by Real Life Options since 2016, has made massive steps towards greater independence and is now much less reliant on his parents for support.
David from Newcastle, who had previously disengaged from health care services and in fact the wider community, now has the right level of support that enables him to plan his schedule in a way that suits him. Health care appointments and trips to the barbers are no longer a worry for David or his parents, who in recent years have been able to go on holiday knowing that David is happy and feels safe in his own home and in the community.
Last year, David met Bryan, a new member of staff and together they have formed a great partnership with Bryan supporting David to meet his goals. David, who had developed a routine of visiting the same places when supported in the community, surprised everyone by saying he wanted to try visiting different locations with Bryan.
As difficult as lockdown restrictions have been, David has used the opportunity to explore new places to visit that were open and not busy. David thoroughly enjoys going for long walks along the riverside, taking in the sights and talking about nature. Trips to Whitehouse Farm and Alnwick Gardens have also proved a great success.
David’s mum is delighted with how much his confidence has grown and loves to hear him talk about the new places his visits. “We are so proud of David and appreciate the support he receives. Bryan has been an amazing addition to the team.”