AH’s decision making is right on the money!

AH’s decision making is right on the money!


Heathcotes’ independent supported living services provide an ideal environment for service users to develop their daily living skills. Residents live in their own self-contained accommodation and benefit from 24-hour staffing which provides support when needed. One of our residents, AH, moved in seven months ago and his recent activity is an example of the progress that can be achieved in a short space of time.

AH loves going to the pub and having a chat with the bar staff. The coronavirus crisis has prevented him from enjoying that pleasure, but we’re pleased to hear that AH found a spark of inspiration in lockdown which has prompted some encouraging personal development. He was sat in his lounge, watching the world go by, when he noticed a man walk past in a red Coca-Cola hoodie.

There and then, AH decided he wanted an identical hoodie! He mentioned it to the staff and they helped him to find the item online. Whilst browsing, AH also came across a Game Boy console which proved to be equally tempting!

Since AH moved into independent supported living, staff have been helping him to manage his money and build up monthly savings. It has been ideal preparation for the decision making which AH applied in his first online shopping experience. AH was able to work out how much money he had to spend and how much the two items were going to set him back. Having done his calculations and discovered that he could afford both, AH asked the staff to order them for him. They placed the order and his delivery arrived a few days later.

AH is now enjoying time in lockdown with his new Game Boy and favourite hoodie! His first online purchase has increased his confidence in money matters – one of countless examples of independent supported living residents developing valuable skills such as budgeting. Designed to complement our full-time residential care services, this model of care provision has proved to be very successful in helping our service users to further their independence.

Like his new hoodie, our independent supported living is the perfect fit for AH!

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