Rebekah has lived in our supported living scheme in Leeds, for over a year, and as she approaches her moving on date she spoke to us about her time at Park Place, how she adjusted, and the skills she learned that will help her on the rest of her journey…
“I came to Park Place around 18 months ago, at first, I struggled to adjust to the new environment and team and I have a diagnosis of both Autism and EUPD (emotion unstable personality disorder).
During my time at Park Place the team have helped me develop positive coping methods and social skills for when my emotions become heightened. My self confidence has been boosted since coming to Park Place, I now access activities in the community and volunteer at a support group called Battle Scars. I have also started working on a panel as an expert by experience advising other professionals on what is in the best interest of other clients. That has really helped me boost my self-confidence and esteem, pushing me towards applying for a full-time admin job at Battle Scars which I am feeling extremely positive about.
My family and social group are extremely important to me but can also lead to me feeling burnt out. The team at Park Place have worked with me to develop positive boundaries with my family and social group which has made the relationships more positive. I enjoy looking after my nieces in my flat and the staff will support me during this time to do activities. Making the experience enjoyable for both me and my niece, as well as decreasing my burnout rate.”
Park Place is our purpose-built supported living service, with 11 apartments perfect for encouraging independence. Every apartment is beautifully fully furnished, meaning our residents can move in quickly and easily.
We have a staff apartment with a communal space where the staff are on hand 24 hours a day should residents have questions regarding their welfare, any other support needs – or simply would like to drop in for a chat.
If you’d like further information on our supported living schemes Park Place or Brook House, or any of our other services, please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org