Prior to arriving at Amber House, G had a very fragmented relationship with her parents, leading to G placing herself at risk, sofa surfing and being missing, associating with known perpetrators and using illegal substances and increasing the risk of CSE. After some time engaging in this behaviour, G was involved in the TWOC of a vehicle, which unfortunately was involved in a accident, leaving G with serious injuries.
G arrived at Amber House and due to the injuries sustained and being confined to a wheel chair, Amber House staff had to make a number of adjustments to accommodate and ensure G felt safe and secure in the placement. The care provided to G was not typical to Amber House i.e. personal care, helping her move from Chair to her bed, supporting with the strengthening of her legs, in order to teach her to walk again, but also the emotional support provided to G during this difficult time was outstanding.
Over time G was able to leave her wheelchair behind and now walks freely without any pain. G enjoys hobbies and interest with the team, and is enjoying her life as a teenager should be.
G enjoys college and has a social group that she is able to spend free time with. G is continuing to make excellent steps towards her independence.
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