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"A new lease of life for me"

About: South Yorkshire Housing Association Limited / My Best Life Social Prescribing

(as a service user),

I was ill and Depressed after hurting my back at work, a permanent injury , I then became addicted to prescription pain killers. I wanted to get back into education, I could not go back to my old physical job, I went to my GP who put me in touch with Lisa of My Best Life, she came to see me with the GP. 

 She worked with me on a regular basis and got my medication addiction sorted out. Lisa worked with me on my Depression and as soon as I was ready she booked an appointment with Wellington House to start taking online lessons in Maths and English. It was a new lease of life for me. She went out of her way to keep in contact with me and support me including sending me supportive messages.  I passed all my Maths and English exams last year and I am still studying. I want work in IT or web design; I need my GCSE Maths for this. I am doing level 2 this year. I am planning  to discuss my future with a careers advisor and all being well will try to start college full time in September.  Lisa guided me through reassessment for PIP including helping me in the contact with DWP, a three way phone call.  I was able to get the rate I needed. She continues to contact me and I know that at any time she is there for me. 


Response from Natalie Crampton, Project Lead, My Best Life Barnsley - Primary Care, South Yorkshire Housing Association last month
Natalie Crampton
Project Lead, My Best Life Barnsley - Primary Care,
South Yorkshire Housing Association
Submitted on 25/01/2021 at 16:11
Published on Care Opinion on 26/01/2021 at 10:23

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit this kind feedback. The title of your feedback 'a new lease of life for me' just says it all, and is heart-warming to read. We are so privileged to be able to support the people of Barnsley, these amazing outcomes are met by the amazing people we work with, we're just proud to be on the journey with you. Thank you again, and thank you to our partners that have also provided support. Your feedback will be used for recognition of our team members (in this case Lisa) and to hopefully support continuation of our service.

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