Jade is opening a new chapter in her young life after receiving support from MioCare’s High Barn service.
The 20-year-old was referred to the team at the centre after being diagnosed with depression and was hospitalised. After spending several months of one to one personal rehabilitation she is turning a new page in her life by studying psychology with The Open University.
Jade is one of countless people who have benefitted from the residential assessment and rehabilitation unit. Without her reablement and support at High Barn she would have been at a much higher risk of readmission to hospital.
She said: “When I left hospital I was extremely scared of what was around the corner but High Barn has been a place where I can gain my independence back and give myself the possible chance of a successful future. “I’m still a bit scared when I eventually leave here, but I know that the staff are here to support me even when I move on.”
Pauline Cooper, centre manager, added: “Jade is a very intelligent girl and needed guidance and support to help her through a very tough journey in her life.
“When Jade initially left hospital she was not ready to live independently and maintain a tenancy . Here at Highbarn she is blossoming with her planned support and a dedicated support worker who is helping to boost her confidence and give her a great chance to lead an independent life.
“Our staff go above and beyond” with all the vulnerable adults that they support. Moving on to greater independence can be very daunting and the Highbarn service is also able to offer continued support during this transition in order to ensure continuous development and success.
Jade is pictured with High Barn centre manager Pauline Cooper.