Daniel started living in Kisharon’s residential care home in 1997. All of his Support Team appreciated his friendly nature and cheeky grin as soon as they met him. However, the care home setting was not giving Daniel the independence that the team knew he was capable of having.
The ideal opportunity to make this transition came when Kisharon opened a new Supported Living house. After much discussion and consideration, Daniel made the transition to independent living.
For the first time, Daniel had the key to his own front door and bedroom. Daniel’s Support Team’s only concern was his ability to keep his key safe. Daniel proved he could be responsible and still holds onto his key with great care and pride, taking it with him everywhere.
Daniel comes from a musical family and is very creative. This can be seen by the way Daniel has decorated his own room with his own drawings and paintings. He also now lives close to his family so he can go and see them as often as he likes.
Petrona, the Manager of Daniel’s Supported Living house describes him as ‘a lovely gentleman’ and believes that he has reacted very positively and responsibly to his new found independence.