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Mental Illnesses, Care Home, Rehabilitation, Bethnal Green, London - Approach Lodge
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Helena's Story

I’m Helena, I used to be in Hospital before I came to Approach lodge.

I did not enjoy being on the ward. I wasn’t allowed to go out on my own but since living at Approach Lodge all that has changed. I have learned how to eat healthy; I exercise more often walking in the park and go to the shops on my own. I can do a lot more independently now like my laundry; make my bed, cleaning and cooking duties. I often get phone calls and manage to keep in touch with my sister in Brighton over the phone.

I attend the day centre twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I love going out to different places with different staff members. Some of the things we do are going to feed the Ducks at Victoria Park, going out to get some of the house shopping, going to the Cinema and eating out especially with the house manager, which I really like. We try to do this at least once a week.

Helenas Story

Since my arrival at Approach Lodge 5 months ago, I feel I have really improved.

The house settee was recently changed and I was one of the service users with the house manager who chose the new ones for the house.

I enjoy living at Approach Lodge but in the long run my plan is to move to Brighton to be close to my sister who is my only living relative.

Written By Helena

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