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Thistledown Supported Living, in Hayling Island, Hampshire, use our care and community support services encourage and support people in their use of community facilities.
A range of facilities are available in the community. Thistledown Supported Living encourages participation in hobbies and leisure interests, which are available in the community. Such facilities may involve social or cultural activities both collectively or pursued individually. Effort is made to ensure that such facilities do not compound any sense of stigma.
Support is available to use services offered by external organisations in the community. These may include counselling, advocacy, befriending, or family mediation. Keyworkers take responsibility for sign posting to appropriate services.
Clients are also given the choice to pursue employment, day services, and educational opportunities in order to build their confidence and self-esteem in the wider community. Clients have the right to opt-out of any activity if they change their mind. All staff respects such right.
We can help to find information on health care practitioners or medication, however, we encourage to take on personal responsibility for own health care and medication.