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nathan st thomas house lifeways north walsham physical mental needs transition

Before Nathan made the transition to St Thomas House, a Lifeways supported living service in North Walsham, Norfolk that opened earlier this year, his parents had concerns over his wellbeing.

Nathan lives with multiple physical and mental health needs. While at a previous placement with another provider, Nathan had put on lots of weight, and couldn’t walk without assistance.

Nathan’s parents were concerned about the effects of his weight gain on his physical and mental health – and how Nathan would adapt to the change of moving home.

Careful consideration

After Lifeways’ careful consideration and assessment of Nathan’s needs, last week, he moved to his own self-contained apartment at St Thomas House. The service contains a total of 16 apartments for younger adults.

Nathan enjoys both independence and support when he needs it, delivered by the on-site Support Team.

“I don’t like it here… I love it!” said Nathan.

‘Amazing staff’

“Nathan’s move and first few days have gone far better than we could have imagined or hoped for,” said Ian, Nathan’s dad. “This is down to good planning, teamwork and the amazing staff at St Thomas House.”

Supported by the team, Nathan’s now eating freshly-cooked, nutritious meals.

“Nathan has had a most successful transition to his new home at St Thomas House,” said Alison, Nathan’s mum. “I've spoken to him many times over the last few days, and he sounds so positive and excited.”

“The staff I've met prior to Nathan's move and during his first few days are truly amazing,” added Alison.

“You can clearly see Nathan is at the centre of their support.”

About St Thomas House:

St Thomas House is suitable for people who live with autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and other complex needs.

Each apartment at St Thomas House contains a spacious open plan kitchen and dining room, and a large bathroom. The supported living service also contains a shared garden for people who live there to enjoy.

About Lifeways:

Lifeways is the UK’s largest team of professionals providing support to adults in the community. Our 1,500 services across England, Scotland and Wales support almost 5,000 individuals with diverse and complex needs.

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