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Meet Ruth

Ruth moved into a permanent flat in our Leicester Transforming Care service in early 2016 after nearly a decade in hospital. Ruth previously lived in a restrictive and noisy environment, with little access to the community. Her bedroom and kitchen were not accessible during the day and access to a computer was restricted, as it was in a locked room elsewhere in the hospital. This was one of many factors that led to Ruth’s behaviour becoming increasingly challenging.

Affinity Trust worked closely in partnership with the community nursing team to ensure a smooth transition for Ruth to her new home. We organised visits for Ruth in advance of her move and her staff team received specialist training specific to Ruth’s needs.

Since moving in, Ruth has personalised, and takes great pride in, her flat. A key ambition for her was to be able to look after herself – and she has really succeeded. She plans her weekly menu, shops and cooks for herself, making her own healthy meals, mostly from scratch. Ruth also independently washes and irons her clothes and cleans her flat. Ruth is also making great strides in learning how to budget and manage her own money.

Ruth loves being part of her local community. She has learnt to ride a bike, and through this, got to know the surrounding area. Having got back in contact with her boyfriend, they now often meet up and go out together.  Recently, Ruth went on holiday for the first time, to Center Parcs, and whilst there also drank her first ever glass of wine – both of which she enjoyed immensely.

Ruth has been supported to meet many of the goals she has set herself. One of these was to lose weight – so far she has lost over a stone thanks to regular exercise (mainly walking and cycling) and healthy eating. She has also taken up horse riding, as well as going shopping and to the disco every week. Ruth’s other interest is in gaining computer skills – she has already been supported to purchase a computer and hopes to attend an IT studies class soon. Her greatest ambition for next year is to do a parachute jump for charity.

One of the biggest changes in Ruth’s life since moving has been the reduction in her stress and anxiety and behaviours that challenge. “Ruth is delighted with her new life.  Having her independence and freedom is, to her, the greatest outcome of her move” said Bex, Operations Manager.

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Head Office
1 St. Andrew's Court Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3WT View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267049 E: info@affinitytrust.org

East England

East - Divisional Office
U18, South Fens Business Centre, Fenton Way, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6TT View Map
T: 01354 696009 F: 08456 437521 E: infoeast@affinitytrust.org
East - Luton Office
Unit 2B Bramingham Business Park, Enterprise Way, Luton, LU3 4BU View Map
T: 01582 584575 E: infocentral@affinitytrust.org
East Anglia - Divisional Office
Office 3, Wharfside House, Prentice Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1RD View Map
T: 01449 774030 F: 07715 062112 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org
East Anglia - Norfolk Office
Crome House, 231 St. Faiths Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 7AP View Map
T: 01603 400321 F: 01603 400771 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org
East Anglia - Southend Office
Suite 7, 1st Floor Chalkwell Lawns, 648-656 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, SS0 9HR View Map
T: 01702 335980 F: 08456 437291 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org
East Anglia - Lowestoft Office
The Old Police Station, 2 Regent Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1PA View Map
T: 01449 774030 E: infoeastanglia@affinitytrust.org

East Midlands

Divisional Office
109 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1AW View Map
T: 01162 363793 E: infomidlands@affinitytrust.org
West Bromwich Office
Wood Lane Community Centre, 157 Wood Lane, West Bromwich, B70 9PT View Map
T: 01215 533502 E: infomidlands@affinitytrust.org

North West

North West
The Old Courthouse, Chapel Street, Dukinfield, Cheshire, SK16 4DT View Map
T: 0161 711 0577 E: infotameside@affinitytrust.org

Scotland

Divisional Office
37 George Street, Ayr, KA8 0AH View Map
T: 01292 292922 F: 08456 437822 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Oban Office
First Floor, Glenshellach House, 7e Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HG View Map
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South

South - Divisional Office
Suites 53-55, Aldershot Enterprise Centre, Mandora House, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2PW View Map
T: 01252 311188 F: 01252 311170 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
South - Maidenhead Office
Unit 5, Maple Court, Grove Park Industrial Estate, Waltham Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LW View Map
T: 01628 822359 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
South - Portsmouth Office
Gatcombe House, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EJ View Map
T: 02392 666624 F: 02392 666624 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org

South East

South East - Divisional Office
Suite 2+3, Henwood Pavilion, Henwood, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH View Map
T: 01233 665324 E: infosoutheast@affinitytrust.org
South East - East Sussex Office
Units 31-32, Castleham Business Centre East, Stirling Road, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9NP View Map
T: 01424 853390 F: 08456 437300 E: infosoutheast@affinitytrust.org

West Midlands

Divisional Office
109 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1AW View Map
T: 01162 363793 F: 08456 437094 E: infomidlands@affinitytrust.org
West Bromwich Office
Wood Lane Community Centre, 157 Wood Lane, West Bromwich, B70 9PT View Map
T: 01215 533502 E: infomidlands@affinitytrust.org

Yorkshire and Humber

Divisional Office
The Gatehouse, Curtis Buildings, Berking Avenue, Leeds LS9 9LF View Map
T: 0113 468 4460 F: 01132 421399 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org
Shipley Office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DX View Map
T: 01274 533553 F: 08456 437361 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org
Sheffield
157-163 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield, S21 1DY View Map
T: 01142 764980 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org