Transitioning to Independence Case Study
Transitioning to Independence Case Study: Thomas
Thomas is a creative writer who likes to do his writing on his smart phone. He has a passion for theatre and regularly attends performances at the Yvonne Arnaud and Holybourne Theatres.
Prior to moving into Campbell Court in 2013, Thomas was living at home with his mum. They were searching for somewhere that would encourage his independence whilst at the same time keeping him safe. Campbell Court was exactly what they wanted.
Thomas has learned how to approach tasks such as cooking simple meals, personal hygiene and planning the day ahead. He uses a tick chart to help himself as a reminder tool but has learned skills to work as independently as he possibly can.
The staff at Campbell Court have helped Thomas to learn to make his own decisions. For example, last year he wanted to visit Festival Place in Basingstoke; Thomas determined when and planned ahead to make sure all of the arrangements were in place for a successful trip.
Thomas is very happy with his experience at Campbell Court. “I think it’s helped me to become more independent. The staff here are really experienced as they come from Treloar’s. They have helped me to feel more comfortable which has helped me to feel more independent”.