"She has her independence"

About: North Ayrshire Supported Living Service

(as a parent/guardian),

My daughter lived in Hansel village for 21 years. She came out when she was 42 and is now living in her own home. Hansel suggested that this would be possible but I wasn't sure, they put me in touch with another mum who said it was the best decision she had made. I decided to go ahead after speaking with her.

You should see the difference in my daughter now, it's like night and day. She has her independence. She still has 24 hour care from Hansel, they are wonderful people, they are gems. Even the folk in the office. They even keep in touch with my son in Canada. It gives me peace of mind.

She used to scream when she left me at the end of a visit but now she just says 'cheerio mum'. Her carer brings her over to visit me every weekend, she's a great cook and brings food for me too which I really enjoy,

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Response from Wilma McGill, Information Co-ordinator, Hansel

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this story and share your kind words with others.

We know how difficult change can be for our customers and their families and are delighted that we were able to support you and your daughter through the transition from residential care to more independent living. We have seen the positive impact this has had but it was heart-warming to hear it validated by you.

We’ve made sure that the team at NASL are aware of your post – it’s their commitment and skill which allow us to really make a difference. So our thanks again to you and to them.

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