Brian’s Blog: Number Thirteen

Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently.

Hello Brian here,

Just thought it was time I brought you up to speed, especially to those people out there in IT land. I would like to let you all know what’s going on with yours truly these days. Since arriving here the changes in me have been continuous. But don’t think for a minute they have put me under strain. My support team seem to have an uncanny knack to gauge the level and type of support that best gains a productive response from me!

I think it’s reasonable to think every service user who crosses the step into this project gets just as beneficial support as I do.

The team have ensured fairly routine tasks which are important for my daily living independence skills such as waste bins being put out, pavements and other footpaths kept clear of snow and such like.

I feel in some way I am giving a little back to the service because I have finally realised that this is my home! I can now develop my future improvements with the assistance of the Creative Support team.

I have made small improvements with consistent chances. For example the old routine of collecting benefits money and making a bee line for the local pub. I now find myself thinking of the food shopping that my benefit money has to pay for first then I feel able to consider remaining funds as an expendable social pleasure. I am all too aware of my previous self that used to consider alcohol as the prime need in my life and now that has changed for the better.

By Brian, a service user from the North East



2 Comments so far

  1. Hannah McCann on March 19, 2013 10:58 am

    I find your blogs very inspirational Brian. The progress you are making is fantastic. Best of luck for the future.

  2. brian a tenant at albert terrace on March 19, 2013 2:54 pm

    hello Hannah i,am glad to here of your thoughts regarding my blogs. Its good to know that someone out there in blog land can find something of interest in my meagure efforts to establish myself here in Albert Tce. My team here I feel realise that slowly building me back to what I was to previously is the best Strategy for all concerned.My current outstanding issue is regarding the suggestion of my creative support quizzes and their being part of some type of social evenings. But I continue to format the question sheets in the hope something will come up. Last but not least it won,t be long before our projects garden will be giving me plenty to do, I hope that soon tables laden with all our fresh vegatables will be photographed for inclusion in a future issue of creative life.


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