Case Study: Lizzy
Lizzy (name changed) has learning disabilities and prior to attending St Wilfrid’s was spending the majority of her week alone in her flat. She saw family at the weekends, had domiciliary care support 1 day per week, and attends a learning disability club one evening a week. Lizzy was socially isolated, very unconfident and used to spend long periods of time asleep at home. Lizzy now attends St Wilfrid’s 4 days per week and actively participates in Drama, singing, maths, variety session, quizzes and Indoor Sports. Lizzy often says that she didn’t know what she used to do before she came to St Wilfrid’s – it has given her a real focus for her week.
Lizzy’s family when they attended the Personal Development Programme Celebration in September reported that Lizzy is much happier in herself, is enthusiastic about her activities and is interacting with others more positively than she did prior to coming to St Wilfrid’s.