Bose's story

Advance Housing and Support customer, Bose

Bose stays connected with friends and family in the local community through participation in a variety activities. Many of her friends join her in different activities that suit them, including dancing, gardening and keeping fit! Bose says “I have lots of friends in the building. It’s nice to spend time together. I like dancing with Lisa and gardening with Frank. I also enjoy writing stories. It helps me to think more about things. I take photos to go with the stories and I use my imagination. I like to tell other people about how I am feeling.”

Bose regularly attends a cycling group or goes cycling with support workers. She loves nights out partying at the Bubble Club and enjoys creative work – writing short stories and illustrating them with photographs, videos and collages she makes independently, with Advance’s photography group or at college. Some of Bose’s photography and video work has been displayed at the Bubble Club.

Bose lives in an Advance-managed supported living scheme in Hackney. She has recently moved to a different flat in the same block so she can share with her friend Lisa.

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