A positive approach to risk
Creative Support has supplied two examples of how it looks to give people opportunities to lead the life they want whilst keeping them safe.
Trudy has developed a relationship with a man who lives in a separate supported service. Creative Support has established shared guidelines between the two services so that everyone knows how to manage situations should they arise. Support is arranged so that Trudy can be visited by her boyfriend each week.
Jack has a girlfriend who he goes to visit. Due to the risks of Jack being out unaccompanied, Creative Support has ensured that he has all relevant numbers to call should he need to (such as the service and on call) and he agrees with Creative Support what times he is going to visit his girlfriend and what times he can be expected to return to the service.
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