Testimonial

Allison Cowlard - Resident

I moved into one of East View Housings homes in February 2005 and live with two other ladies of similar ages. I like living in this house because I have a nice bedroom, nice staff to help me and I get to see my boyfriend and have him around for dinner. Since living at East View Housing I have been supported by my staff to become more independent and can now travel on the public bus to and from my day centre. My staff helped me to achieve this by showing me the bus routes, like where to get on and off, how to pay and how to stay safe. At first my staff would come with me and after a while I would go alone with my staff shadowing me. However now I do it all on my own which makes me feel happy. My staff also support me to manage my finances which has helped me afford things that I want to buy. In the evenings I go to the pub and to gateway club, which I like, as again I get to see my boyfriend and my friends. I like living where I live because I get to see all my family, especially my Dad who visits me at the home every Monday and sometimes helps us with some gardening, which I like because we have pretty flowers and plants and the garden looks nice. I like going to the day centre because I get to go on the computer, do art and craft and go fishing which is my favourite, because I enjoy it and it makes me all relaxed and happy. Every year I go on holiday with my house which I really enjoy a lot especially going to the late discos. We all decide together where we are going to go and in previous years have holidayed in Spain, Blackpool and Butlins, all of which have been good fun.


I like living in this house because I have a nice bedroom, nice staff to help me and I get to see my boyfriend and have him around for dinner.

Allison Cowlard - Resident