Emily works at a shop close to her home, where she lives with two other people who have learning disabilities, Laurence and Jo.
At the shop, Emily takes on a number of important roles. These include operating the shop’s checkout, dealing with customers’ queries, overseeing sales and making sure that the right amount of stock is available on the shop floor. Because she relishes these opportunities, Emily’s confidence has grown. She is well-liked by the store’s staff and many customers enjoy regular chats with her.
Emily also goes to college several times a week and enjoys her time there. With the support that she receives to live her own life, Emily is developing a wide range of transferable skills.
She enjoys the structure and pattern her active week presents her.