Regaining independence skills was the primary priority for Andy, who has been supported in a Chartwell community-based service.
Andy did not know the local area but was keen to learn all about it. Supported by his care staff, Andy orientated quickly and was soon accessing community-based activities and venues on an unsupported basis where appropriate as his confidence to do so grew. He has been increasingly using public transport to get around, again unsupported.
He also expressed an interest in cutting down and stopping smoking, which is also being facilitated by staff.