I am a 37-year-old man living in my own home in Norwich. I had a road traffic accident in 2001 which resulted in me sustaining a closed head injury which left frontal lobe contusions and Diffuse Axonal injury. I have a diagnosis of Organic delusional [schizophrenia-like] disorder and Organic personality disorder. I have 24-hour support from Gray Healthcare.
I can become very frustrated when having to wait for long periods of time.
I am not always motivated to engage in various aspects of my self-care – I will need regular prompting and support with this.
I don’t respond well to bad manners – staff should never be rude to me and should always be conscious of how they come across when they are talking to me.
If I am bored, I become anxious – staff need to support me to ensure I keep busy.
A lack of contact with my family and in particular, my daughter makes me anxious – staff need to facilitate these visits and support me to regularly fit them into my routine.
Feeling as if I have a lack of personal space can be frustrating and anxiety inducing for me – staff should maintain a good distance and try to ensure members of the public do the same.
About Gray Healthcare:
Gray Healthcare gives people a fresh start.
We provide individually tailored, recovery focussed care packages to people living with complex mental health problems, autism, learning disabilities or conditions caused by an acquired brain injury (ABI).
We're a national organisation supporting people in their own homes, providing people with their own tenancy to empower them and help them move forward in their recovery.
We work in partnership with the NHS and Local Authorities to meet targets, reduce cost and support people to recovery in the least restrictive environment near to their family and support network.
Location: Norfolk, Norwich
Contract Type: Bank
Salary: £10 Per Hour
Hours: No Guaranteed Hours Of Work
Closing Date: 20 November 2020
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