WHAT PEOPLE RESIDING IN OUR CENTRES SAY
“You start to grow close to some of the staff.
It’s like a normal way of living and some days if I find it hard to deal with things I know I can talk to staff. I use to run away from my problems and put myself in danger. I didn’t think it was a big deal at the time.
I thought nobody understood how I was feeling and that I had the worse life ever, but staff are there to help.”
“When I went to live in TerraGlen there were two other young people that I had never met before and had to get to know them.
You soon realise that other people have had hard lives and some people have it worse.
I get on well with the staff and the young people in the house and we do normal day-to-day stuff; we get a takeaway and watch DVDs sometimes. Some weekends we get to do activities.”
“Being in the house with different people from different places is sometimes hard because people have different ways of doing things.
I have two key workers and they help me with my problems. I can talk to them and sometimes they will fight for you in meeting.”
“Staff have helped turn my life around and they don’t judge me on any mistake I have made.
They help and supported every decision I make.
I have now learnt that it’s not good to run away from your problems and that there are people out there that want to help.”