Ismail, 39, is the most recent member of the Day Opportunities group. When he first joined, he wanted to do everything very quickly and was hesitant about trying new things. Over the last few months, Ismail has enjoyed his autonomy; leaving the group to play tennis or basketball, exploring the building freely, and choosing which jobs he wants to help with – usually all of them! He is now much more calm, confident and patient, and has become very considerate of theother service users. By sharing his things, helping others with their coats or cleaning up, he has formed strong friendships and become an indispensable member of the team.
"I take Ismail out every evening and he seems much happier. He enjoys helping others and being part of a team. He is more confident now." Ismail's Dad