Adam became known to Midland Mencap following a referral from a concerned third party. Adam had been increasingly staying at the home of his elderly frail parents, set in a retirement village. Upon investigating further & conducting a home assessment at Adam’s registered address, it became apparent that he was struggling to live independently.
Midland Mencap supported Adam to begin contacting his landlord to address multiple issues within his home. Given the nature of his living conditions, Adam agreed it would be best to look for alternative accommodation. Midland Mencap supported him to work with housing providers near to where his parents lived. Adam was embarrassed that he had had to stay with his parents due to his home being in such a bad state, but wanted to live nearby so that he could visit when possible.
Midland Mencap worked with Adam to identify a property which met this criteria, was safe, modern & affordable. Adam, whilst previously isolated, will share this home with another male & having been introduced to them as part of the viewing process, is excited at the prospect. Adam has been reflective in his short time receiving support from Midland Mencap & is increasingly interested in how people with a learning disability fall on hard times & what services will be available for himself / others who are even more vulnerable than him in the future.
With this in mind, Adam was eager to complete Birmingham City Council’s consultation surveys & will take up a position within Midland Mencap’s client panel from this summer.