Having your own space, a bit of privacy when you want it – it is something that many of us probably take for granted.  But for many people this can be difficult to achieve, especially if you are living in residential care.

We recently worked with three women in their 50s who had been in residential care for much of their adult lives.  They had a range of mental health problems, physical disabilities and health difficulties between them.  During a review and other work with them it came out that their current situation was not really meeting all of their needs.

We spoke with their families – some of them were keen that they be given more independence and privacy and others were a bit more apprehensive about making a change and whether it would be worth all the upheaval as they’ve been in residential care for so long.

We worked closely with each lady’s family, their nurses, the home and social work colleagues to determine what it is they wanted and what would give them more choice and control over their lives.  One of the issues was that all of them needed help with personal care.  At the home this was usually done on their beds, which was not always very private.  It was also hard for them to…

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