Meet Cheshire resident David Lockwood
David Lockwood recently celebrated one year since moving into Cheshire and it’s been the happiest year of his life.
In his family's words:
'He previously lived on his own for 23 years. Independence has always been so important to him. Now, he can remain feeling independent, living in his new home, but also in complete safety, with care from great support workers, whilst living with four of his friends.
David was welcomed in with open arms by everyone at the house, which we are grateful for. They are fantastic friends/housemates for David.
This change has meant the world to David. He’s never lonely anymore as there is always company and opportunities to do things with friends, but he can spend time alone and in privacy if he wants.
It’s been amazing to watch David’s confidence grow. He’s speaking up more and more and telling us of changes that he wants to improve his life, like choosing his day options and activities. He has never actually requested changes until now, it has been wonderful to watch this change to his personality.
To his family, it means peace of mind for David’s wellbeing, no longer being worried about his safety and happiness. Almost every time we see him, he is more confident and happier with his life. We have always tried to cater for his needs, but it has not always been easy to cater for his wants. Being in Cheshire has enabled this to happen.
We can be his family again instead of being his carers.'