My name is Lisa and I have been supported by AFG since December 2012. I’m 25 and live in Huyton. My journey has been incredible.

Before I was with AFG I was unhappy, but now I’m ready to live independently in my community. Very soon I’ll be moving in to my own flat and it feels great.

The AFG staff have been fantastic for me and the other people supported and they’ve encouraged me to become more independent. I now self-medicate with just verbal prompts from the support staff. This is a massive achievement for me because there was a time when I refused medication. The staff have helped to build my confidence to be able to carry out this task with minimum support and I’m really proud of how far I’ve come.

I have worked extremely hard to get to the point where I’m ready to live in my own flat, but I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support I’ve received. I feel confident and able to do normal, everyday tasks.

During my most recent person-centred review, my advocate Dot, said, “Lisa has really moved on and appears really happy and settled. She has built a really good relationship with all her staff and they understand how to best support her.”

The Team Leader, Phil said, “I have only been managing this team for a couple of months, but it is evident that Lisa is now really independent and she’s ready to move on. Lisa’s pathway has been a massive success and we’re all very proud of her achievements. The staff really understand how to best Support Lisa with fantastic person centred techniques. Lisa’s now in control of her life and her confidence and independence grows every day.”

Lisa’s Support Worker, Cheryl, Said “Lisa has been a joy to support and we have really enjoyed her journey. I am really pleased to see her develop into an independent young woman. Lisa will be missed and the place won’t be the same without her, but she knows that she would be welcome back with open arms. I’m looking forward to catching up with her in the future when she comes to visit us.”

“Lisa will be greatly missed due to her great sense of humour and laughter. We are all delighted for Lisa to have achieved her dreams and goals of living independently, but she will be sadly missed by everyone here.”