Jennifer

Jenny is a female in her early 20’s and from a large, well known Southwark family. There is a long history of criminality in the male side of the family and her Mother is a drug user and sex worker. She has a brother and two younger sisters. She was taken into care as a young girl following incidents of neglect and sexual abuse in the home.

Jenny was extremely mistrustful of services and professionals when we first met her, so a lot of time was spent getting to know each other and building a trusting relationship.

With issues including homelessness, substance abuse and sex working, there were lots of avenues to explore…

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Terrance

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Terrance presented with longstanding and remarkably entrenched problems with alcohol. At the point of first involvement with our services, he had undergone numerous but unsuccessful emergency hospital detoxifications. Following discharge from hospital, Terrance would immediately relapse. He was also a high profile street drinker with a history of challenging antisocial behaviour.

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Nathan

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Nathan has an extensive history of offending - with 58 convictions and 95 offences with ten of those occurring in 2014. His first offence dated back to 1977. Nathan is a proud, independent man who has had various jobs in construction and in the NHS in his early adult life. However he sustained a head injury on a building site in the 1980’s and was deemed to be unfit for work. This is when his life changed and his difficulties began.

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Sarah

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You First key worker Katy has been working with 32 year old Sarah* since September 2014. Sarah was considered to be ‘not engaging’ with any agencies or services previous to this.

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