Rocelle lives at 65 West Street and has learning disabilities. She also has autism and difficulties managing her anxieties. When she first arrived at West Street, Rocelle would sometimes communicate her concerns and worries in an aggressive manner.
With a consistent staff group and a clear structure to her day, she began to feel safer and more comfortable. Over a period of six months, she managed to express her anxieties more appropriately, by talking with staff and expressing her feelings.
While living at West Street, Rocelle has increasingly managed to develop her skills and access the community. She has now secured a voluntary position at the Attic Café on Southend seafront, where she helps out in the kitchen twice a week. Rocelle’s anxieties have continued to reduce and she now enjoys trips to Basildon, Leigh and has also been to China Town in London.