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My Life Programme

This is a personal development programme to help people who live with a long term health condition or disability to live their lives more independently.

It is a mixture of group and individual sessions, sharing and discussing topics and up to date information, goal setting and individual coaching.

We cover topics such as looking after yourself, using technology, personal health and social care budgets, getting involved( volunteering/work skills).

We promote building of new social networks, making and staying friends/supporting each other through a Facebook group, peer mentoring and follow up sessions.

Who to contact

Telephone
01642 535300
E-mail
theteam@mylifeplus.org.uk
Website
www.mylifeplus.org.uk

Where to go

Address
Portland House
Belmont Business Park
Durham
Postcode
DH1 1TW

Local Offer

Description

The programme has been running for 2 years in Middlesbrough and Redcar areas  and has just started in Stockton (October 2014).

The My Life programme is a not for profit organisation run by My Life Plus community interest company. The directors and programme leads have a wide experience of working in the community and our peer mentors are people who have been on the programme.

A number of young people (20 – 30years) have been on the programme and found it refreshing. We have also just trained several previous participants to be coaches for the programme.

People can self refer or be referred by a professional. All you need to do is call us on 01642 535300 or 0191 375 5778 and leave your contact details. We will call you within 2 days to discuss your interest/needs and we can plan from there. We try to make the programme as personalised as possible once we know something about you.

  • We have an open door policy for over 18s /people who are not acutely ill. ( symptoms  or behaviours are controlled )
  • The programme does need people to be able to concentrate for short periods and have memory /memory coping strategies in place to help them set goals and remember them.
  • Participants need to be able to communicate, preferably verbally  - we can discuss this if it is an issue.
  • Participants need to have insight into their own behaviours and have some ability to change their responses( with support)
  • Carers are able to attend the registration session so that the programme can be planned with the support of the carers.

After a discussion with the potential participant we jointly decide if the programme can meet their expectations or needs. We try to accommodate and overcome as many barriers as possible, by offering coaching only, selecting specific sessions, communicating in specific ways, but the programme does not suit everyone.

We use accessible buildings that are easily located (parking/public transport). We try to use buildings that have changing places but  this is not always possible. Personal assistants are welcome to enable the participant to get out as much out of the programme as possible.

Contact Name
Lynne Barr
Contact Telephone
01642 535300
Contact Email
theteam@mylifeplus.org.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
Transition to Adulthood
SEN Provision Type
Universal

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