Life Stories


Bose's story

Getting support to make my own choices

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Hagar's story

My life changed with Positive Behaviour Support

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Ryan's story

Living independently, Ryan loves his home

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Gayle's story

Security through shared ownership with parents nearby

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Michael's story

Wheelchair user Michael is happy in his home.

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Tony's story

With regular routines and volunteer support, Tony says, "I'm doing very well"

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Salih's story

Outreach support in a shared house and community advocacy

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Jerry's story

Jerry has been supported and encouraged by Advance to develop his creative skills and arts practice.

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Nick's story

"I want to help others see that things can be better."

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Yasemin's story

Living with family and getting day support from our Community Aspirations Team

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David's story

"All of the staff team are really proud of the work that Dave has put in towards achieving his dreams.”

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Hayley's story

Hayley's increased independence has meant the annual cost of her support has reduced

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Billy's story

Through working with Billy in the same way, staff saw a decline in his challenging behaviour

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Martyn's story

Martyn moved away into his own flat in Cornwall; part of a new development opened by Advance in 2017.

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Xenia's story

“We’ve noticed a totally different Xenia since she moved into her own flat. She’s blossomed”.

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Jason's story

Our Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) team carried out an assessment to help staff support.

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Trevor's story

“I was determined to make something of my life but I needed to feel secure to do so.”

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Karen's story

"I feel I have achieved quite a lot since moving here. I can talk to anyone when I need help."

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Monoj's story

Expressing a desire to become more independent, Monoj, moved into supported living.

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Cati's story

Cati is happy that her guide dog could move into her shared ownership home

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Darryl's story

"He is proud of his flat. I have seen Darryl grow in confidence enormously "

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Frank's story

Frank has had his own flat in one of our supported housing schemes in for over 20 years.

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Sophie's story

Shared owner Sophie has long-term disabilities

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Jenni's story

My own flat and support team.

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Chris's story

“I have my independence and I can do the things I want when I want.”

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