Linda moved to Shinewater Court in 1992, and transferred into one of the flats attached to the main unit about five years ago. During this time Linda has improved her independence skills by using the adapted kitchen and specialist equipment and can now make her own drinks, wash-up and keep her flat clean. Linda's bedroom has been adapted so that she can reach things; she can now take out her clothes and put them away. Linda also has a computer, and took lessons so that she could use the internet.

I like sending emails and writing letters to keep in contact with family and friends. I feel more independent since moving here and in control of my life. It's nice being able to socialise with staff and the other service users at my own leisure."

Linda

close up of service user Linda at Shinewater Court