For Peter, meeting new Shared Lives carer Paul changed his life.
Peter had been living with his Shared Lives carer for two years, but after a family member was sadly taken ill, Peter was introduced to Paul to ensure Peter got the extra support he needed.
From their first meeting, it was clear that Paul and Peter would get on well. As a Dog Groomer by trade, Paul was able to introduce Peter to plenty of new experiences. Introducing him to the dogs, Paul encouraged Peter to help walk and groom them, which he adored.
Not only did they share a passion for dogs, but Paul was also able to teach Peter about cooking. When Peter mentioned he wanted to learn to cook, Paul jumped at the chance to help.
Paul encouraged Peter to get involved in the entire process of creating meals, starting with buying ingredients for recipes to serving meals at night. Not only has Peter developed his culinary skills, but as a result, he feels much more independent too.
Since then, Paul has become one of Peter's main supporters and has continued to help Peter to develop his skills.
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- Deirdre Lyman