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Congratulations on your new home!

D (right) has lived at our Findon service for 9 years and will be moving to his own flat live independently. D is looking forward to, and excited for, the next chapter of his amazing journey!

Matthew’s story - Easton Crescent

Easton Crescent is a slow stream rehabilitation unit for adults with acquired brain injury. Matthew has been living At Easton since 2010,prior to this he had resided at various rehabilitation services since 2002. Matthew has not held paid employment for 25 years. Three years ago he started voluntary work at the ABC donkey sanctuary in West Chiltington, increasing from one day a week to three days a week. This has enabled him to work with the Workability Team, put together a CV and apply for work. Last week he was successful in securing a position as a cleaner at Billingshurst Tesco Express, working for Servest. This has been a massive boost to his self-confidence and self-worth and the whole team is very proud of him. As the Manager I am also proud of the team at Easton who have worked hard supporting him whilst at the donkey sanctuary and encouraging him, working alongside him whatever the weather. Michele Waddington – Service Manager (Easton & Allfreys)

Slow stream rehabilitation does work!!!

Continued professional development at Independent Lifestyles

Congratulations to Tom Brown (Senior support worker – ILSA), Sally Heard and Karen Sumner (Sessions Leads – Millstone) have all received their certification for successfully completing their Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults). Cassie Golbourn (Service Manager – ILSA & Millstone) has also received her certification for successfully completing her Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services- Adult Management.

No mean feat! Congratulations to them all!

Grasmere our newest services in Kent opened in November 2017. - We now have three young men enjoying their new home. Current Service Manager Rob is now moving on to pastures new, and we look forward Jeanette Barton, taking the reins from this month to continue to grow, manage and successfully lead Grasmere and Old Orchard as we head in to 2018!


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