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Stories from the people we support.

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A new home

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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Mental health support

Sam Jefferies and Caroline King talk about how Sam started getting support from Caroline and her team.

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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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Hospital to home

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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“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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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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Healthy choices

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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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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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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An inclusive workplace

Shiu-Ming Man tells us about the challenges he faced both at school and his early career as a person with learning disabilities, before landing a role at Choice Support.

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