Following our medical teams annual appraisal we asked our nurses if we could share some of the positive feedback they received from the parents of some of our service users.
All of our service users are encouraged and supported to access training, development or education courses relevant to their interests and abilities.
We are delighted to share an amazing story ... this shows that by supporting the little things we can help people make a BIG difference in their lives.
An example of the challenges faced by people with epilepsy. A polite, bright and articulate man whose confidence has been eroded by a long battle with epilepsy.
The moment when a child leaves home is a significant time for families. It will be mixed with a sense of excitement, sadness and some trepidation.
Gemma is 30 years old and was one of our first residential care service users. She now lives in a modern flat in Purley. Gemma came to us from a specialist school and wasn’t able to do much for herself. She had a diagnosis of idiopathic generalized epilepsy having had her first seizures at the age of eight months.
Making the case for people with severe epilepsy and learning disabilities to receive specialist care and support from an organisation such as Independence Homes is a hugely important and often complex process. For some people, it can mean the difference between happiness and misery.
Linda arrived at Liberty Court, a modern development of one and two bedroom flats for people with epilepsy, after living in a residential service.
The supported living services provided by Independence Homes are amongst the most modern in the country. They’re now home to men and women from across the country who have the ambition to overcome their epilepsy and make the most of their lives, just like 39 year old Alan, who lives at Liberty Court. Although Alan likes his own space, he’s a very sociable man.