Miss C’s story at Spire (Preston)
Miss C’s story shows how people choosing where, and who they live with, is critical to happiness and quality of life.
Miss C is a young woman who until recently was living at home with her
mum. She had no friends, no social life, and her relationship with her
mother had broken down. She spent most of the time from 7pm onwards each
evening on her own, in her room.
Miss C was referred to Spire Preston’s supported living service where
they worked carefully with her to identify where, and with who, she
wanted to live, and to check that they wanted to live with her too.
Miss C moved into an ordinary house in the community with two other
young women of a similar age. She now has friends and enjoys regular
social activities, including attending a drama group and karaoke disco
each week as well as going bowling and to the cinema. She tells the
staff who support her that she enjoys her ‘girly’ time with women of her
As the social care funding crisis grows pressure to fill voids with
“the next service user available” will grow. It is vital that values
based services resist such pressures if happiness and real quality of
life are to be a reality for more people with learning disabilities in
See Spire Preston’s page here: https://www.drivingupquality.org.uk/provider-details?userid=268