National Safeguarding Adults Week 2021 - As a Mother, a Carer, and a Manager

Being a mother to an adult with severe Learning difficulties and complex health and social needs. 

When my son was born I automatically loved and wanted to protect him. It was a feeling that came naturally to me, as a mother you start a journey together as a family.

Like trees it forms different branches and can go in many directions. You never know what’s around the corner or how you will deal with the unexpected.

When they become ill and face life's struggles you can only love and support them in a way that is right for them and to give them a good quality of life. You face challenges with them and try to pave the way for them to enjoy life's experiences and opportunities like everyone else.

With this you also realise this cannot always be done without support from other people. This involves finding the right care providers and Carers in order to continue your journey and provide person-centred care that is right for them.

You try different providers and carers. Some will work better than others.

This can be a stressful time.

However when things start to come together and you find the right people this is a feeling that I can only describe as a relief.

Finding Solo Support Services, a company that believes in person-centred care and also has very good safeguarding policies in place. As a mother this is paramount and I feel supported. I feel they understand what the journey of care is like and finding the right people is true to who they are.

From a mother’s perspective, you only asked for your adult to be cared for in a safe and caring way in order to give them the fulfilling life they fight for and deserve to have.

This in turn makes for a happy, fulfilling life and future.