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Video Series: Denzil’s Story

We’re excited to announce the launch of the second video in our new series celebrating the journeys of people who have been walking alongside a Local Area Coordinator. In these films you’ll meet people from across London and the South of England who have spent time with their Local Area Coordinator to build their vision of a good life, plan what they need to do to achieve this vision, and have taken action themselves to make this happen, with just enough support from a Local Area Coordinator each step of the way.

In this video we hear from Denzil, who was introduced by a social worker to his Local Area Coordinator Ian. Denzil wanted to move to a new community where he could start afresh and make new friends. As their relationship developed, Ian noticed Denzil’s voice wasn’t being heard. Ian and Denzil worked together to support the professionals in his life to come together in order to support positive outcomes with him in control. Ultimately Denzil was supported to move to a new area where he could start again. Denzil comments that “it’s really nice down here, nice people. My life’s better now because it’s safer.”