It's the fifth day of National Safeguarding Adults Week and today we are sharing how our Transforming Care team supported a young man called Adam to move out of an Assessment and Treatment Unit, whilst ensuring his safety was a top priority.
In the summer of 2018, after struggling with addictions, spending time in prison and living in a secure setting for three years; Adam was introduced to MacIntyre’s Transforming Care Team. With support, Adam began to build a life he could be proud of.
Due to several chronic mental health concerns, gambling and alcohol addictions, Adam found it difficult to accept support following his release from prison in 2006.
In 2015, Adam was placed within a secure hospital, where he lived in a ward with several other people.
For Adam, this was an isolating time in his life. With little interaction with others and a lack of support with community activities, Adam would spend large amounts of time alone in his bedroom.
This remained the case until he was introduced to MacIntyre in 2018. From here, Adam’s life began to take a step in the right direction.
To help Adam adjust to a life outside of the ward, it was agreed he would leave the hospital for two weeks, to help him to begin his transition from hospital to home.
This was a big step for Adam. With support, his time away from the hospital went incredibly well. By the end of the two-week trial, Adam was discharged from the unit permanently.
To support Adam to move out of the hospital, staff began to implement strategies to support Adam to manage his on-going gambling and alcohol addictions.
To keep Adam and others in the community safe, it was agreed that Adam would have supervised treatment to manage his addictions.
Months since leaving the hospital, Adam now lives in a home of his own, with support from staff at MacIntyre. Although it is still early days for Adam he is very proud of his house.
Adam enjoys going out to the local shops where he is now known by the shop keepers and has regular conversations with them. He has support with his finances, managing his mental health, his addictions and activities he enjoys.
As a result of the support Adam has received since arriving in his home, he has applied for several courses at his local college to gain new skills.
He has also shown an interest in volunteering with a homeless charity, which he is now being supported to pursue.
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