At Discovery we talk a lot about Active Support. Active Support is how we help someone to become more independent.It’s all about tiny steps – that’s to say, steps that might seem tiny but which can make a huge difference to a person’s life. For example “Eddie”, a young autistic man, is used to clapping […]
Julie is a bubbly, sassy meticulous lady with various complex needs, including Downs, learning disabilities, OCD, and dementia. She loves going out, particularly to Slimming World, and when she’s in, she loves tidying! The people that support Julie started to find that the “homes” Julie was finding for some things were causing a possible health […]
When I first met Patrick, I asked him if his birthday was on 17th March, “How do you know?!” He beamed at me “Ah! Because it’s saint Patrick’s day and you look like a saint to me!” Patrick loves engaging with people, so I asked if Patrick and his sisters would chat to me about […]
When a person we support, we’ll call him Geoff, developed a reoccurring UTI, his GP felt he needed a scan. Until now, Geoff hadn’t been able to tolerate any medical intervention, not even a stethoscope, let alone a scan. The team made an appointment six weeks away– this sounds like a long time when someone […]
It’s not often we hear good life-changing news coming from lockdown, but when Tatjana Bodman told me how both Sharon and her mum Veronica want to tell the world about how far Sharon has come since being referred to Discovery’s Supported Employment team, I couldn’t wait to hear more!
The other day, I spoke to Donna Smith, Referrals and Assessment Manager for Discovery, about what it was that inspired her to place a vote for Selwyn. Get ready to be inspired! Tiff: Hi Donna, I see you are a wonderfully kind colleague taking the time to vote for the inspiring people you know? Donna: I try […]