Each of our services has its own unique personality. Some of this is determined by the nature of the house manager, but the very best managers are able to channel the energy of the service users to determine the agenda.
As the day progresses, a small army of therapists begin their work with a number of service users. Some will be in group sessions. Others are on a one to one basis. Therapies are often misunderstood. They’re viewed as a luxury by some but for many of our service users they’re a must have.
Many of our service users are desperately keen to work. For some that means they’ll need to consider voluntary work before applying for paid employment. For others, it involves understanding the demands of holding down a regular job, and the commitment that requires. Independence Homes works with service users in a number of ways to prepare them for the workplace and has helped people to secure genuine, meaningful employment.