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When Louise moved in to Geraint House, she told mirus staff that her main goal was to increase her independence so that she could do more of the things she enjoys and find a job in finance.
Her first step to achieve her goal was to learn how to manage her medication so that she could be more self reliant. mirus staff explained to Louise what each of her medications were called and what they treated.
Next they worked together to create an easy to understand planner that showed Louise what medications to take and when she should take them. After a few weeks of supervised practice, Louise was assessed and told that she was ready to manage her own medication without supervision. Louise could still ask for support if she required it, but her Community Treatment Order (CTO) which required her medication to be supervised was removed.
“When my CTO was removed I was so happy. I felt like I had regained my freedom and could go anywhere I liked without constraints.”
Louise loves to travel and her favourite place to visit it Bristol as many of her friends live there.
Since she has learned to manage her own medication, Louise has visited her friends in Bristol whenever she wanted to. Louise has often stayed away for the weekend, and spent time going out for food and sight seeing with friends.
“The last time I visited friends in Bristol they commented about how much I had changed for the better. I could tell they were really proud of me, and happy for me. It felt really good to have people who are close to me recognise the hard work I’ve put in to getting my life back on track.”
With her newly regained freedom, Louise moved on to her next goal; gaining qualifications in finance.
With the support and encouragement of mirus staff, Louise enrolled on to a bookkeeping course and purchased a laptop to complete her work on. She worked hard to study her coursework, and went to Bristol to sit exams; Louise passed her initial set of exams with flying colours, and got a new hair cut to celebrate.
Louise is now working towards gaining enough qualifications to get her dream job in finance, and her studies for her next set of exams are well underway.