Yesterday, we launched our #ForgottenFamilies campaign highlighting the difficulties for families with children with complex needs. Jane lives with her daughter Faith, husband and son. Here Jane writes about her own experience of the lack of support her and her family have been experiencing.Continue reading “#ForgottenFamilies”
Rathin who is 19 was referred by his mother, Roshan, who approached Sense via the Information and Advice service. Rathin had been expressing to his mum that he had been feeling lonely and wanted to connect with people his age and pursue his interests. The Buddying Team met with Rathin at college and he spoke at length about things he enjoyed; specifically busses, travel, cinema but, most importantly, his desire to make some friends outside of his family. Rathin absolutely above all, enjoyed chatting and was hoping to meet someone to support him in navigating teenage anxiety, explore options for his future career, move into adulthood and meet some new people.Continue reading “Rathin and Ryan – Buddying”
How Sense staff at a supported living service in Sheffield helped Martin to live a more independent life.
Sense first met Martin after a referral from the local authority. Martin had been living in a nursing home and staff were concerned that he was becoming increasingly withdrawn and unwilling to interact with others. The home wasn’t able to provide activities that Martin could participate in and there was a general lack of routine which left him feeling anxious and unsettled.Continue reading “It feels like home”