23 year old Daniel committed a crime and was living in a hospital forensic unit for people who had been in trouble with the law. After five and a half years he completed his rehabilitation and was ready to live in the community again.
Daniel was supported by his social worker and local provider, Opening Doors, to live in the community in May 2017. His social worker helped to find him a suitable home, where he can live in a self-contained flat on a larger site so staff are there to support him when he needs it. Daniel does his own cooking and cleaning. He likes to watch TV and is interested in reading books about anatomy. He now socialises more and goes to college.
Opening Doors have helped Daniel to build a new life in the community. Daniel is now a good self-advocate able to speak up to people he is working with. They have arranged for him to attend college two days a week – doing English and hospitality skills. Daniel is also doing work experience at a local Indian restaurant where he helps with serving and preparing drinks. He is starting to apply for paid jobs and hopes to work in hospitality. Daniel now attends college four days a week studying hospitality and now catering.