Over the last year Jon has expanded his horizons, even at a time when we have had our freedoms and activities restricted. Through a care plan created by his Team Leader, Paula Bolter, and agreed with his sister, Jon’s support workers have helped him feel more confident and less anxious. Paula explains more in this insightful blog.
Inspired by the stories shared during Mencap’s Learning Disability Work Week last week (9-15 November), Lucy, who we support in North Somerset, got in touch to tell us about being employed and what it means to her.
Many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been reflecting on the incredible resilience of the people I work with at Brandon. In my role as Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Advanced Practitioner, I have daily contact with multiple Brandon support teams, as well as hearing about their work from other members of the PBS team. The dedication of the people providing direct support, and the incredible response of people we support to the most difficult of situations, has been nothing short of inspirational.
Sweet and sour is the right word to use for my experience growing up as a black male living with autism. I had mixed memories, some really good ones and some not too good. I remember one of the Saturdays when I visited Dad, he took me to a snooker hall which I enjoyed greatly as I felt on top of the world. My primary school days was great fun. I had a particular friend, we played together most times and it was just fun. Things were good for me.