Charlie's Journey

A young man who caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to a service is making excellent progress and is ready to move back to a community placement. 

Charlie* is in his 20s and previously had been diagnosed with autism and a borderline learning disability. Supported in a residential service with two other people, he experienced behaviour that was so unmanageable for him that he caused £30k of damage to his home. He became very angry and reported hearing voices telling him to cause damage.

He came to Lakeside where the team modified his environment to make sure it was robust enough to support Charlie, and began building a positive relationship with him, while reviewing his diagnosis and medication. Charlie continued to experience difficulties, reporting that he believed he was going to die, suffered from extreme paranoia and was reluctant to interact with others.  He was also prone to self-neglect.

A thorough diagnostic assessment found that Charlie was also experiencing a psychotic illness and relevant adjustments were made to his medication. The changes to Charlie were astonishing. Since the end of 2017 he has had no incidents of violence or aggression and has not caused any damage.

He is now able to go out into the community and spend time with his family which they all very much enjoy. His family say his “personality is coming out” and he is now ready to move into the community.

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