Meet Christian – Christian has asked us to tell his story and to tell people how happy he is now that he is living in the community with the right support.
Christian has a number of diagnoses and since 1999 Christian has lived within a number of residential and hospital settings.
Due to the number of years within various settings Christian had become very institutionalised and used to living in this type of environment and therefore any move into the community needed to be sensitive to Christians needs and also managed in a way that worked for Christian.
As Christian became ready for discharge, a good life plan was developed and this was based on the following principles
What Mattered to Christian?
Therefore in dialogue with Christian he identified the following wishes and desires
Christian successfully moved into his own home in October 2022 with the support of the team from CJP Outreach Services.
And whilst Christian has taken some time to adjust and to get used to been supported in the community, he has thrived and is enjoying getting out and about and meeting people and some of the things he has been doing are
Christian also now has his own car and therefore he is able to travel around the area and see other parts of the South West
Christian wanted us to tell everyone that he is happy and he loves his house and his blue car and that he likes all the people who support him