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Starts At Home Day 2019: Stephen Sharp

Becoming more independent has been the key achievement for Stephen Sharp since moving into supported housing.

Stephen Sharp, resident at Cleves Road in London

Stephen, who lives with learning disabilities, autism and epilepsy, moved into Sanctuary Supported Living’s Cleves Road service, London, in 2017.

Before moving in, the 31-year-old had lived with his parents for his whole life. Stephen said: “My Mum passed away in 2013 and then it was just my Dad and me, before I moved into the service four years later.”

Support workers worked closely with Stephen to come up with a personalised care plan based on his preferences, which has supported him to become more independent.

He commented: “I’m so much more independent now. I joined a community programme that helps people to improve their skills and qualifications, and now I’m really confident in looking after my finances.

“I am so pleased with how I’ve developed since living here, and so is my Dad. I’ve got lots more confidence and I feel the staff here are helping me to fulfil my potential.”

Our disability page provides more information about our disability support services in locations across the country.

I’ve got lots more confidence and I feel the staff here are helping me to fulfil my potential.

Stephen Sharp, Resident at Cleves Road

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