Becky* arrived at Alphonsus House following a breakdown within the family home resulting in her requiring accommodation and support.
Becky had been diagnosed with a mild learning disability, as well as autism, and required a structured routine to help her thrive within her home and in the community.
When Becky arrived at Alphonsus House, it was the first time she had stayed away from her family and her home. Becky was also scared and unaware of what the future may bring. She would regularly refuse to carry out any of her daily living skills such as personal care, cooking, cleaning or accessing the community independently.
Staff therefore worked closely with Becky implementing structure and achievable goals using a wide range of techniques such as SMART objectives and person-centred planning.
It wasn’t long before Becky began to learn new skills that she could use to obtain her long term goal of living on her own independently.
*Name has been changed to maintain confidentiality.