Our Stories

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Our Stories

Safety

C has severe learning disability. She lacks capacity to make the decisions to maintain her own safety. When she was 10 she was really unwell and we started to use bed rails to stop her from falling out of bed. As she grew older, we used them because she was very capable of sitting herself up on the side of the bed and…

Short Breaks

My son is able to make some decisions for himself, but I know as a Mum that he doesn’t fully understand more complicated decisions…

Best Interest

When making a best interest decision it is important to gather as much information as possible in order to make an appropriate decision. This is Ben’s story. Should Ben have the flu vaccine? Who makes that decision?…

End of life planning

My daughter has a severe physical disability, she is not able to communicate verbally. She is however able to make her own decisions as long as people…

Residential Care

The following reflections have been shared by a mother of a son who has a degenerative metabolic condition, with multiple associated complex health needs and learning difficulties…