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The latest stories from VoiceAbility.

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George’s story - Finding Nemo

George is a quiet, thoughtful gentleman, who had lived an independent life until six months ago. A serious fall meant that George was admitted into care, and there he was diagnosed with dementia. After five months of physical therapy, George has recovered from his fall, but his dementia has gotten much more severe. After being assessed as lacking capacity to make a decision about where he could live, a VoiceAbility IMCA starting working with George.

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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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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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Alan’s Story - Moving wasn’t even on the cards

Alan has lived in an Assessment and Treatment Unit for many years. Staff weren't even considering a move for him. But his advocate realised how wrong this was for him. In supporting Alan to move out of his ATU into a community placement, Alan has changed from an isolated, uncommunicative man to an outgoing, talkative one.

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Joe’s Story - From ATU to independence

Joe has been working with his advocate on and off for three years now. At first, when Joe needed to move out of the Assessment and Treatment Unit he was living in. Then when professionals wanted him to stay in his formal, fully supported, care setting. Even now, when decision makers have agreed that Joe can move to where he wants to go, we'll keep working with him, helping him understand what is happening at each stage and making sure that his voice is heard.

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