Case Study #1
MLP suffers from Prader Willi and lived at home with his parents and siblings. Having been a victim of a safeguarding incident awaiting a place at a new service, Adolphus Care were asked as an emergency to replace the Outreach interim provider. Within days we were supporting J out in the community on a daily basis 2:1 in a vehicle that we supplied for the purpose. This support not only enabled the family to continue with their lives travelling internationally and homeworking it gave J the opportunity to continue with his routine and attend the introduction to new provider including 100 miles of daily travel. This was particularly useful as it allowed us to communicate his eccentricities to his new provider.
Indeed, his mother stated about the interim period we supported him: “I cannot be more positive about the support you have given us over the last few months. When we returned from France, we thought J would be with us for a matter of days, not months – and the support you have given to us has been second to none.”
Case Study #2
S, after spending some considerable time in a mental health facility following a breakdown of communication with her travelling family, S joined us in June 2017. By no means has her journey been without hurdles. There has been hospitalisation as a result of over dosing, self-abuse with laxatives and sharp implements such as shards of light bulbs. The progress with S has erratic but has not involved the expected complete relapse, instead a new found understanding of money, and an increase in her self-esteem. Just remaining stable in the same placement for a year has been a significant landmark for S. Every week there is a new issue or challenge to deal with, but we do not give up and her story continues.