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Learn To Trust Yourself

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Learn To Trust Yourself provides great additional support for clients with a learning disability and/or autistic spectrum conditions, generously funded by the Whalley White Charitable Trust.

Clients receive additional support from a trained Care Support Worker, in order to learn a new skill which will increase their independence. The service can also cover some of the costs of the activity.

Read about our clients who have benefitted below, or contact us to find out more.

Ann lives in sheltered accommodation in Buckinghamshire and receives regular visits from Carers Trust Thames to help her with day to day tasks and getting out and about.  Ann wanted to feel more confident and socialise with her neighbours. After discussion with staff Ann decided that she would like to learn to bake to help her to cook for herself, and provide something she could share with neighbours.

An experienced Care Support Worker, also an expert baker, supported Ann to purchase baking equipment and taught her to bake during fortnightly sessions. Ann shared the results of her work – a beautiful sponge cake with pink icing – with her fellow residents at a weekly coffee morning. Ann felt proud and pleased and enjoyed the praise from the group. Ann also made a Christmas cake and mince pies for the Carers Trust Thames Customer Christmas Party, where they were well received!

Ann is now volunteering in the Carers Trust Thames office were she is learning new skills and enjoying supporting the charity.

Ella lives in the Milton Keynes area with her father (her mother is deceased).  She has learning disabilities and a physical disability. Ella wanted to be more independent and to feel confident in herself. Our Care Support Workers helped Ella to learn how to choose and apply moisturiser and make up. This helped her feel more confident in her social group at her day centre and other events and she felt that she learnt an important life skill for a woman of her age.

The staff supporting Ella arranged for her to visit a local Boots for a free makeover session where she was given a large pamper pack of goodies. Ella has learnt that she can have a free test of make up by visiting makeup counters. She has compiled a scrap book of make up and ‘looks’ that she likes or finds amusing. Now Ella’s individual support has finished we are pleased to say that she is continuing to apply make-up expertly and is increasingly confident.

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