Living independently – Fraser’s story
When Frazer was growing up, he always dreamed of living independently but never thought it would ever happen.
Having left National Star during the coronavirus pandemic he was forced to move back home with his mum and dad for a while. However, after a year Frazer has settled into his own place, in supported living accommodation, in Worcestershire.
‘I wanted to live away from home so that I can make my own choices. I never thought I would be able to do it,’ says Frazer.
While at National Star, Frazer received the William Fletcher Award for his outstanding work as a club ambassador for Forest Green Rovers. He worked with support staff to bring fellow college students to matches.
‘My confidence is 100% better since going to National Star,’ says Frazer. ‘Now that I have moved into my new home a whole new chapter in my life has just begun,’ says Frazer.
From the moment young people with complex disabilities join National Star staff work with students to help them achieve their aspirations for life after college. Regular lifeskills sessions help to build their skills and confidence enabling them to make the most of the opportunities in their local communities.
Frazer’s next big plan is to find part-time work and earn money of his own. Watch this space for updates on how he is making the most of becoming an active citizen in his local community in control of his own life.