Paul has Asperger syndrome. Affinity Trust has been supporting him to live in his own home for over 8 years. His dedicated support team knows Paul very well. They know his routine, his rituals and the triggers which can lead to unpredictable behaviour.
Each member of staff understands just how important it is that Paul has routine and consistency in his life and his need for personal space so that he feels safe and does not feel anxious.
Paul is at his happiest when he has his daily activity to complete which has a purpose. His support team work with him to identify achievable goals. Paul is supported to attend college and he has completed a gardening course. Now his team is helping him to find a new course to take part in.
Paul loves going on long walks across the beach. On other days he plays golf with his support workers. He also goes kayaking once a week and his support team learnt to kayak too so that his passion for the activity could be encouraged.
Paul’s support team listen to him and work closely with his family and the health and social care professionals connected to his circle of support. They have all seen Paul make progress in leaps and bounds over the years.