Success Stories

September 25, 2019

Maria’s Story – Belstead Mews

Maria, a young girl with severe autism moved to Belstead Mews, a Children’s and Young Person’s residential service in Ipswich, Suffolk at the age of 13, having spent over six months in a hospital environment under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act (1983) due to her high level of anxiety and associated behaviours. Maria’s…

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September 25, 2019

James’s Story – Belstead Mews

James, a young man with learning disabilities and complex needs, moved to Belstead Mews, a Children’s and Young Person’s Service in Ipswich, Suffolk at the age of 16, as his family were struggling to cope with his violent and aggressive behaviour, especially towards his siblings. James, whose complex needs include global development delay and a…

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July 13, 2018

Positive links with Community Specialists prevent a hospital admission

The support team at Gretton House have long established positive working relationships with local health and social care professionals. Those links were further strengthened this year though multi-agency working whilst ensuring the prevention of a hospital admission for one person supported at Gretton House in Northamptonshire. Harry is a young man who came to live…

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February 23, 2018

From secure hospital to king of his own castle

Born in the late sixties in Greater Manchester, Anthony has three older siblings, two brothers and a sister.  At the age of seven and living with his parents, he became known to social care services. For the remainder of his childhood and teenage life he lived in a number of children’s homes and residential school…

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