Andrew, who lives in Ayr, has been supported by Affinity Trust since 2004.
Before this, Andrew was supported by another care provider. Unfortunately, this did not work for him. This was a very difficult time for Andrew, as he found change to his routine upsetting.
At first, Andrew’s move into supported living was hard. It was the first time he had been in supported living, and there were changes which took a while to get used to. However, Affinity Trust listened to what Andrew wanted and persisted in finding the right support team for him.
Now, with support from his team in Ayrshire, Andrew is living in his own home for the first time. He is calm and content, and rarely gets so upset that his behaviour becomes challenging. He has resumed many activities which he had enjoyed when he was younger, but had stopped doing, such as swimming.
He has also gone on several holidays and enjoys socialising with friends and going to discos – something he would have been uncomfortable with in the past.
Andrew’s mother, Margaret, feels that Affinity Trust took the time to get to know her son and work with him and that this has made a big difference to his life.
She says “Everybody’s happy – it’s all we ever wanted for Andrew.”