When we met Tula she lacked confidence and was anxious about having to do things on her own, such as asking for help in a shop. We helped her set her own targets and adapt our sessions to her needs. Tula’s independent living skills are improving and she’s now interacting a lot more with different people at The Y and her self-belief is growing.

“I was so nervous when I came here, I couldn’t speak; I was so shy. I can’t cook and here they teach you skills so I want to build that up and other skills. I have a massive family; there’s eight of us so I don’t get the opportunity to practise at home. Here I’m getting taught step by step and after six weeks I’ve started to learn different dishes like pasta. It helps you build your confidence up and learn a lot of new skills.”

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