A Good News Story

Hello, my name is Robert. I’ve lived at Parkview House for almost 18 years, and it truly feels like home. Leaving and not being here often worries me, but the staff reassures me every day that I won’t be going back to the hospital and that I’m well enough to stay. It’s always nice to hear!

My Early Life

I grew up in a small village with my mum and dad, who still live there on a working farm. My mum is very important to me, and we speak most days. She visits me weekly, which I’m very grateful for.

Coming to Parkview

I came to Parkview as an emergency placement from the police station after an incident where I became upset and punched a glass window. Initially, I struggled to adjust and was very anxious, often shouting and accusing people of talking about me.

Challenges and Growth

My initial days at Parkview were tough. I found it hard to manage my emotions and had incidents where I would shout and get agitated. Going out was difficult, and I was banned from several local shops due to my behaviour.

Support & Progress

The staff at Parkview were incredibly supportive, helping me through my challenges. Over time, with their help, I began to improve. They supported me during a tough period when I was hospitalized, never giving up on me.

Achievement & Joys

I’ve had some amazing experiences while at Parkview. Thanks to the staff, I’ve visited Paris three times, which is my favourite place. These trips, along with other holidays, have created wonderful memories and made me feel good about myself.

Recent Improvements

In May 2023, I became very unwell and had a difficult time, but with the help of the staff, I got through it. After being discharged from the hospital in December 2023, I returned to Parkview House, where I belong. My behaviour has significantly improved, and I rarely get upset now.

“Looking after Robert hasn’t always been easy; we’ve been through some tough times. But with the support from the team at Parkview, the LDS, and Robert’s mum, we’ve seen a great deal of positive change. Robert now manages his emotions well, improving his sense of well-being. We love giving Robert the chance to be his true self.”

Clare Tomlinson, Deputy Home Manager

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