Rob has lived at Buller Court (assisted living residence) since 2016. He has done really well over the last few years. In fact, he’s done so well is about to become more independent!
This is Robert’s story.
I have lived at Buller Court since November 2016. It was a bit scary at first, being in a new place with new people. However, staff chatted with me and made me feel comfortable and really helped me settle in.
At the time I moved in I was struggling with my mental health. I needed support with taking my medication because of how I was feeling at times. I felt like I wanted to hurt myself. Staff worked with me on the feelings that affected my behaviour and got me support.
I feel really in control of my life now. I manage my own medication totally independently. I do this by talking with staff and taking time out of situations that I find it difficult. I’ve taken part in a cooking and health and wellbeing course that the service organised with Community First.
I have learnt to cook, clean, and pay my bills. I have also learnt to travel independently.
Out and about
I went to the Emirates Stadium to see my favourite team Arsenal’s ground. It was a lot bigger than I thought it would be!
I went on my first holiday to West Bay Holiday park, Bridport in 2020 and this year Lyme Regis, Devon.
I have a fiancé called Carly.
I have secured two volunteer roles; one with Tricycles in Alton and the other at the local Wimpy and my aim is have paid work.
I have done so well I am moving on to a service with less support. I will really miss all of the staff at the service but I am proud I have worked with staff to become who I am today.