Shane

Shane lives in South London. He has had many inpatient admissions for mental health breakdowns and previous suicide attempts. Suspected autism and learning difficulties. Shane has also used crack and cannabis in the past.

He reports difficulties in regulating his emotions and coping with negative feelings, reduced motivation and volition and social isolation. Shane has a history of being at risk of being abused and exploited from others individuals.  

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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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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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Matthew

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Matthew is a 51-year-old man, originally from Northern Ireland. Matthew had a difficult childhood. He grew up in extreme poverty, experienced physical and psychological abuse, parental alcohol misuse, and witnessed political violence.

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