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Michael’s Personal Success!

14 Nov 2016

Congratulations to Michael Dempsey who is supported by our outreach team in the Midlands for reaching a fantastic personal achievement – he is administering his own night medication.

This achievement is just one in a long line of personal successes for Michael who just a few years ago was living in one of Precious Homes’ residential services in Egbaston, Birmingham.

Registered Manager, Heidi Hanlon explains: “The team have worked with Michael over the last few years to increase his life skills and achieve his ultimate goal of living in his own flat in the community.”

Though Michael’s determination and the support of the team in Birmingham, Michael has moved into his flat, now a tenant in his home, with direct support reduced in line with his changing needs.

“Michael receives direct support from our team for a range of things such as paying bills, managing his diet and organising appointments. In between this support Michael has access to Precious Homes’ team via the telephone, including myself, with the option of being able to speak to us at any time to get advice, report any concerns or simply tell us some news and how his day is going.”

This model of support works well for Michael, enabling him to increase his independence, with the reassurance of staff on hand when he needs them.

“This latest step of Michael self-administering his own night medication is a real testament to just how far he has come. He now administers his night medication and then rings staff once it is taken so we can record and confirm it’s complete. This has really put him in control of this part of his support and he is very proud of his achievement.”

Well done to Michael – a fantastic next step on his journey!

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