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Read the real life stories of people we support.

Janice Tillet enjoying a sailing trip

Reflections on Covid-19

Janice Tillett works as an Expert by Experience for Choice Support on the contract we hold with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). She reflects on how accessibility has been impacted by the pandemic.

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A gentle giant

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Sam Jefferies and Caroline King talk about the year and a half since Sam started getting support from Caroline and her team.

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A family perspective

Lynda asked us for a service to be set up especially for her daughter, it turned out to be a life-changing experience for all her family.

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My life, my health

“We are all in our late twenties, and up until now we’ve never had a smear test. We thought we didn’t need to” says Kirsty.

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A place to live

Unlike Kathy, most of us take for granted that our home is our place of sanctuary, where we can feel secure.

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Everyone can communicate

Everyone can communicate, even if like Amy you can't speak. A big part of our work is finding different ways of communicating other than just speech.

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Swimming with sharks

Anthony has lost a lot of weight following advice from his GP. He says, “I plan to continue losing weight, go swimming with sharks and try skydiving.”

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“Moving in together was one of the best decisions we ever made.” This is how Neval and Mark still describe their relationship after 10 years of living together.

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Having a job

Shiu-Ming, who we support, says “it’s better to be working. You can make friends in the workplace; earn your own money and you are constantly learning more skills.”

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CQC Experts by Experience

We believe people with first-hand experience of health and social care services are best qualified to assess service quality.

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A home of my own

We worked closely with Eddie and his family to create a home adapted to his needs.

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