We’re excited to announce the launch of the sixth video in our new series celebrating the journeys of people who have been walking alongside a Local Area Coordinator. In these films you’ll meet people from across London and the South of England who have spent time with their Local Area Coordinator to build their vision of a good life, plan what they need to do to achieve this vision, and have taken action themselves to make this happen, with just enough support from a Local Area Coordinator each step of the way.
This week we are sharing Walter’s reflections of Local Area Coordination. Walter was introduced to his Local Area Coordinator Rachel by a social worker in the safeguarding team. When Rachel and Walter met, he was living on his own and had no formal care or income. Together they worked through what Walter was entitled to and, with Rachel alongside him, he applied for what he needed in order to improve his life. This helped him get back on an even footing, find stability, and progress with other parts of his life too. Walter concludes by saying that he is ‘much happier’ and that his life is ‘much better’.
Walter’s reflections help us to understand that with the right type of support in the right way at the right time, people can avoid further crisis, regain their strength, and go on to live their good lives in their community.