Success stories

The latest stories from VoiceAbility.

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Daisy’s story - Streak of Independence

Daisy is an informal patient with the adolescent services unit. She is young, capable and intelligent but suffers from depression and anxiety and has been diagnosed with anorexia. She missed socialising with her friends and family and has looked at discharging herself from her unit against the wishes of medical professionals. Daisy asked for an independent advocate to get an independent explanation of her rights and the options that she had.

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Daisy’s story - Streak of Independence

Daisy is an informal patient with the adolescent services unit. She is young, capable and intelligent but suffers from depression and anxiety and has been diagnosed with anorexia. She missed socialising with her friends and family and has looked at discharging herself from her unit against the wishes of medical professionals. Daisy asked for an independent advocate to get an independent explanation of her rights and the options that she had.

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Greg’s story - Money for nothing

Greg is a sociable gentleman living in a residential home. Greg is usually happy, so staff at the home were concerned when he came to them complaining that his weekly allowance from his family wasn’t enough. They called Voiceability and with his advocate’s involvement, Greg was able to get more money, and start doing the activities that made him so happy.

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Greg’s story - Money for nothing

Greg is a sociable gentleman living in a residential home. Greg is usually happy, so staff at the home were concerned when he came to them complaining that his weekly allowance from his family wasn’t enough. They called Voiceability and with his advocate’s involvement, Greg was able to get more money, and start doing the activities that made him so happy.

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Advocates are White Knights

Michelle has been working as a paid carer in a variety of residential and private homes. One thing that she says is the same, wherever she has worked, is the feeling of helplessness.

An advocate was able to get results that Michelle found impossible herself. 

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Leanne’s Story - Scared to talk

Leanne wanted to live with Chris. But her anxiety and fear was stopping her from getting the right support to live the life she wanted. Building a strong, trusting relationship with her advocate meant that professionals now understand Leanne and can help her get the care and support she and Chris both needed to stay together.

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