When the outbreak of Covid-19 meant that ECL regular Alex Steele had to put his visits to the Saffron Walden day service on hold, he and his mum Crista worried that his confidence would take a considerable knock. Almost a year on and, thanks to the support of the ECL team, Alex is now running his own Makaton classes via zoom and his confidence has never been higher.
Kanta had been feeling lately that her religious beliefs were slipping away due to her memory loss. Having ECL’s support to follow the correct Jain diet has improved Kanta’s wellbeing and mood and keeps her close to her faith.
George has dementia, has never lived alone, and has always had someone looking after his nutritional needs. He now lives with his daughter and was distraught that he’d forgotten how to make a cup of tea.
Max is a knowledgeable 18-year old man, who communicates well and loves to laugh. Max has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and needs routine so he can manage his anxiety.
ECL customer, Premal, 49, had ambitions of finding employment to become more independent and improve his confidence. He was delighted to be offered to be part of ECL’s Inclusive Employment programme, where Inclusive Employment Consultant, Sam Towns, would support him through the process of finding his dream role.
60-year-old Simon loves horses and had dreamt of having the opportunity to work with them ever since spending time volunteering at a stable. With the support of the Inclusive Employment team at ECL, Simon has now been able to secure a paid role at a local livery yard and looks forward to going to work each week.