Time With Next Step

I was placed with Next Step as I had had problems at my previous placement.  I was with Next Step for over a year and never had any problems in my key working sessions.  My key worker, K, was always on point with our sessions, and in those sessions I learnt how to put up curtains by myself, learnt how to register water, gas, tv, bills etc.  I accidently broke my door and they nearly had to pay for a new one, instead K brought her tools and we fixed it together.  The shower head also wasn’t working, instead of getting the maintenance people to fix it, me and Karen went to B&Q, got a new one and fixed it ourselves.  She explained that when I moved in alone I’d have to pay for all that to get fixed, so it was better that I learnt how to do it.

K was the best.  I literally told her everything, even when I got in trouble or whatever, and that’s because we created a good relationship even though we did have disagreements.  I had never had my own Christmas tree before and we put one up together.  K made my Christmas feel special. 

Next Step helped me to get myself to be independent and to manage my money.  Karen supported me in everything I needed support with and even when I didn’t feel like going, pushed me and got me up in the morning to make sure I was up and ready to deal with my appointments.

I learnt so much about independent living with Next Step and still keep in touch with K.



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