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An Enablement Case Study

Mr A ​

Mr A was referred to the Newham Enablement Service by the Hospital Social Work Team.

The Enablement Service worked with Mr A to devise a plan that would meet his needs.

His goals were to be able to independently:

  • manage personal care
  • maintain a tidy home
  • manage medication appropriately

The enabler supporting him would:

  • Supervise Mr A in the bathroom whilst also ensuring that he carried out this task safely using the equipment provided
  • Support Mr A to dress appropriately and change clothes on a daily basis
  • Support and encourage Mr A to maintain a good standard of cleanliness in the home, including daily housework tasks, supervised by the enabler

Mr A also had a self medication assessment which identified that the use of blister packs would help him to manage his medication independently. At the end of 6 weeks with support from the Enablement Service Mr A’s had achieved his three goals.

He explained: “I had just come out of hospital after being in hospital for approximately 8 weeks. I don’t think I would have managed if not for the Enablement team. The enabler encouraged me to carry out household chores and I can now do these for myself.”

“The service is absolutely brilliant as I’m now able to wash and dress myself due to the encouragement and support I received during my enablement programme.”​​​​​