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Danshell Learning Disability and Autism Services 

Danshell supports and cares for adults living with a learning disability or autism in specialist hospitals and residential services. Our aim is to deliver effective and outcome based services within person centred, professional care environments. We support individuals with a learning disability, who are on the autistic spectrum or have mental or physical ill health. We set high standards for ourselves in the delivery of care, and most importantly, we put service users at the centre of everything we do.

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Dom's* Story

 

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Dom’s* story in his own words a few days before he moved on

When I arrived at Bostall House, I found it was a beautiful place and it was different. Many of the service users were into football and that was very nice because I like football too. What I really liked about Bostall House was getting to know the staff and the other service users. I was a bit quiet at first but I realised that I could do a lot of things. I went out to visit many places in London and the staff were happy to help me.

My key worker helped me to choose my activities and helped me to do a lot of things that I was not doing before. I was able to go to college to do art, cooking and computers. I really enjoy going to college. I want to work in an office or go back to working in the post office, so I sat down with the activity coordinator and she helped me get onto a Maths Level Two course at college. I want to get my GCSE in Maths and English so that I can get a proper job in the community.

I liked it at Bostall House because we went to many places and I am happy I was able to do many things like going to Old Trafford for Manchester United Football Club game. It was the best experience of my life. I also went to BT Sport Studios and the Chase game show. I am now more confident in going out in the community, and making decisions for myself. I am excited and happy about my new place. I will be closer to my mother’s home and if I do well there, I can get my own flat.