Sophie has recently started being supported by Thera East Midlands.

Sophie had always dreamed of having her own home in a nice area, with the right support. Previously, Sophie had spent 18 months in a care home and had very little in the way of personal possessions. Now Thera East Midlands have found the perfect house for Sophie in Derby! Due to COVID-19 our support staff had to facilitate ‘meet and greets’ with Sophie’s new housemates over Zoom, which was beneficial as all parties still got to meet each other during these unusual times!

Sophie is now settled in her new home, having moved just before Christmas! She has fitted in wonderfully and has already enjoyed drawing and making Christmas cards. She has found the person-centered approach Thera offers to be very beneficial and loves her support workers and housemates. For Christmas Sophie asked for Disney figurines which she could paint, as she is very good at painting and crafting. She had a wonderful Christmas and couldn’t wait to open her gifts under the tree!

Sophie wanted to express her excitement about the move and so has written a lovely letter to her support workers! She thanks Sue and George for helping her with her room and sorting for her to move in. Now she can’t wait to try new things out and wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas!

The name ‘Sophie’ has been used to protect the individuals identity.