Laurence, Jo and Emily:
This is our house.
Julie, support worker:
We support three young adults to live as independently as they possibly can. It’s supporting them in their daily activities and their day-to-day living.
It’s giving them choice. We’re just here to be in the background really.
Jo is a little diva. She wants to be famous so she’s always singing, dancing and acting.
This is my room. I’m having new furniture soon. I like shopping for American clothes and go out for lunch.
This one is of owls, that will be off Christmas.
This is their home, they live well together. We keep instilling in them, this is your home, this is your choice. You know, we’re just there to support that choice. I suppose it’s giving them a feeling of independence. Which is great.
I do want to be independent and then living in a new house after this one. I do bills and then tidying up.
Emily is the quieter one of the three really but Emily works really, really hard. She’s got two voluntary jobs so she goes out to work three days a week and she’ll actually tell you that she loves her jobs.
I’m Emily, this is my house. In the week we go shopping. We write it down on the board first and we go shopping on Tuesday morning, and get it, and then we prepare it.
I think they get a huge sense of achievement. They have their own home, they pay their own bills, they look after themselves and each other, and just supporting them to do things for themselves. And I think that gives them a great feeling of independence.