LDWeek23 - William's recovery

LDWeek23 - William

We’re proud to support Learning Disability Week and help to bust myths about living life with a learning disability by showing some of the incredible things that our customers achieve every day.

William has been supported by Advance for the past 10 years. He was recently admitted to hospital for a simple operation. On admission he would not engage with hospital staff, stopped communicating, and refused to stand or move. After a six week stay, William’s mobility had declined, and the hospital felt he may need to move into a care home.  

His regular support team in Oxfordshire asked if they could try and support him at his flat instead. Once back in a familiar environment among familiar people, William made daily progress to regain his independence. 

His team arranged to have ‘Moving and positioning refresher training’ so they could support him to use a hoist at home.  However, before the training had taken place, William had made significant progress and was walking independently. Support Manager, Susan Lines said: “We are all delighted that William was able to return home. He is completely back to his cheeky, happy self.”