Floating Support helps Terry Find and Settle Into a New Home

Friday 20 January 2017

Terry, who utilised our Floating Support Service has been telling us how pleased he was with the results.

mFinding that his two bedroomed house was no longer suitable due to his mobility, and finding it difficult to keep his home organised, he was referred to Cedar’s Floating Support service by his Learning Disability social worker. Terry was also worried about debts he had and letters he could not understand as he found it very difficult to manage his money.

He met with his new support worker, also called Terry, who supported him to find and move into sheltered housing in Twinbrook.  In his new home there is a warden available 24 hours a day if he needs help. Terry also explained that care calls in the mornings and chilled meals delivered daily also provide a him with a real feeling of security.

Terry faced some extra challenges along the way and had to undergo an operation to remove a brain tumour during his time with Floating Support.  Thankfully Terry recovered from this and it is a real testament to his determination that it didn’t stop him achieving his goals.

Terry can now do some of his own shopping and also excitedly told us “I now sometimes cook Sunday dinner for myself and brother and sister.”  He now has lots of opportunities to do things independently and this in turn helps his confidence. Terry is now following a routine to keep his home organised, and also has safety routines to ensure he switches off appliances and locks up at night.

Terry is now debt free and gets support from the Trust in managing his money.  He also attends a local daycentre which he thoroughly enjoys and where he has a great relationship with other service users and is very popular with staff. Days out and parties with the daycentre are much enjoyed and this means he enjoys plenty of social activity. The Floating Support Team are ecstatic to see Terry settled and feeling much more included within his community.

Our Floating Support team supports adults living in their own home to carry out their housing responsibilities as independently as possible by tailoring a programme to suit their individual needs. All services are focused on the goals of the person and based on partnership working with them, their families and other health professionals. If you would like more information about how we can help in this regard please visit our Contact page and don’t hesitate to get in touch.