Wesley Scott is a prime example of how carers from Christies Care can help a clever, determined man live life on his own terms and achieve the same dreams of contributing to society that many people share. In his own words:
“I’m a 28 year old man who has, since birth, had Spastic Quadraplegic Cerebral Palsy. As a result of my impairment I need to use an electric wheelchair on a full time basis to enable me to maintain independent mobility. I also require 24 hour care support to enable me to live independently.
I grew up in Greater London where I was educated at various mainstream schools. When I was 19, like most people, I left college and took up a place on a degree programme (Computing BSc at Coventry University). After graduating with a first class honours degree, I began my PhD studies at Coventry University. This is looking at how we make the research process more inclusive, specifically, to those that have Specific, Critical, Additional Needs (SCAN).”