Sarah attended a specialist residential school after suffering a serious brain injury. She stayed with her grandparents in the summer holidays – we were contacted to help with all aspects of her daily life from feeding, drinking, breathing and mobility. Our trained staff, with input from Sarah and her family, created a structured support plan to ensure her needs were met and importantly she enjoyed a quality of life.
In just 6 short weeks, Sarah accomplished her dreams from having her nails done, going to discos and even celebrating her birthday at Harry Potter Studios! It was an unforgettable summer holiday for Sarah, filled with many memories.
Sam, a social and active individual who has acute epilepsy, was extremely excited to move back into his family home after his residential school placement had ended. Whilst enjoying being at home he still showed signs of frustration and described himself as lonely.
Sam had made valuable friendships with other people who used Alina services so Alina staff and his family suggested that he considered moving into supported living accommodation. The Alina team helped Sam and his family find the right place and once a vacancy appeared, we arranged a trail weekend stay. This was a huge success and Sam quickly settled into his new home. He is supported by his family, Alina and now housemates too and is no longer lonely.
Elizabeth was born with a learning disability at a time when institutionalised care was the only option. She spent 60 years in a variety of hospitals and care home settings. Changing attitudes, government policy, and the advent of supported living ensured Elizabeth was able to move into her own home and with our support she has taken her rightful place in the community. She is a bright, lively, loving and charismatic lady whose life has been transformed in the process. Watch our short film to see just how much.
Part of our role as Jermaine’s care and support provider is to support her to make her flat her home, to become increasingly self-reliant and to become a part of her local community. Taking part in new activities and making new friends is something that comes easily to some of us, but is a challenge for many of our clients. Jermaine is beginning to build relationships. She now has a part-time job; something she thought was a dream only a short time ago. Learn more about her story.
Broadening our client’s horizons, helping them to explore new activities and keeping fit and healthy is a role that we love. We developed DotComUnity – the online directory of service providers for the Disabled Community to support just this. Watch how Simon discovered the joys of surfing. He took to it like a duck to water!
Contact us if you have an emergency related to an elderly or disabled person living at home, are concerned about a friend, relative or yourself coping at home alone, need to chat through care options, or are after general information and advice.