Profile – Ben, Blackpool
Ben is 20 years old and has support from our Blackpool office one day each week to access leisure activities and promote his involvement in the community. He has been receiving support for three months now; before this he received no support and rarely left his house. He lives at home with his mother and father and younger brothers and sisters.
Ben and his key worker, Derek, go swimming and bowling and have also been out on the ferry from Fleetwood. Sometimes Ben tries to show Derek how to play his computer games, but Derek isn’t very good and Ben always wins!
Ben says the support he gets has made his life better. Now he also has a voluntary worker and he attends college for one day a week, on his own. At college he is learning how to cook and enjoys making cakes best of all.