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Michelle's Story

A positive move to regain independence

Following a decline in her physical health, Michelle moved into Pioneer Court for a combination of independent living and on-site support.

After a period of adjustment of coming to terms with her new health limitations, and settling in with the support from our team, Michelle has discovered she is able to still enjoy an independent life. The team took the time to listen to her wishes and involved her in all decisions whilst resolving any concerns as and when they occurred.

Michelle enjoys the space of her bungalow and the fact she can reach her light switches as they are set at the right level for her to use. These small adaptations make a world of difference to helping her feel confident and independent in her own home. Michelle also feels safer having assistive technology and knowing she can contact staff during the night if she needs anything.

With the support of Lifeways, Michelle has been able to move into a new home located in the area she grew up in, providing familiar surroundings. Her best friend also lives close by which has been very reassuring, especially as she has also gone through a similar experience to Michelle.

Michelle is feeling really positive about her future, especially using her new electric wheelchair to explore her local community.  Her goal for the future is to regain as much independence as possible. 

For more information on the support and services we provide to those living with physical disabilities, click here.

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