What are you studying at university? What do you want to do next?
“I am studying psychology at university, which has been really interesting so far! It’s still early days yet but I think after my degree I hope to go into neuro-psychology.”
Why did you choose Christies Care?
“I chose Christies Care as it was recommended by a friend and the area care advisor explained to me about the service that they offered which gave me confidence.”
What were your hopes and fears about carers?
“Before moving to uni my family helped with my care therefore the idea of having outside care was both daunting and exciting. My hopes for carers was that I would be able to build a good relationship with, as this is live-in care I feel that it is important that both myself and the carer feel comfortable with each other. I also hoped that having carers would enable me to gain independence.”
Why or how has Christies Care been a success?
“Christies Care have been fantastic in allowing me to fulfil my hopes of uni life, the carers who I have had, have been wonderful in assisting me with my daily needs and participating in student life.”
What would you tell other people in your situation?
“I would strongly recommend Christies Care to anyone considering live-in care, the carers I have had have all been amazing. The thought of Uni in itself is scary and the idea of moving from home can be daunting for anyone- it has been one of the best experiences I’ve had. So anyone in a similar situation should simply ‘take a leap’!”