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  • Service users enjoy restoring furniture to use themselves or sell to raise funds for charity.

  • Activities Coordinators organise group activities such as gardening club to encourage service users to be involved in growing flowers and vegetables.

  • "Carl has overcome more than was thought possible for him at one stage. Without the support of everyone at Glenside, Carl would surely not be here today."

  • “Terry is a fighter, he has a great sense of humour and never whinges. He worked hard to rebuild his life and has now achieved his goal of moving into independent living accommodation.”

  • Each unit/home created a scarecrow for the “Guess the Scarecrow competition”.

  • Art club meets regularly as a social group to create art and crafts to suit the season, such as stained glass window decorations, Christmas decorations and flower pots with spring bulbs

  • “Glenside is a fantastic place that helped me to get my life back on track. I came to you still not being able to stand and you helped me both physically and mentally.”

  • Service users and their families got together to enjoy a Garden Party in the Newton House garden and also managed to raise £260 for the local branch of Headway.

Service User Stories

Terry

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In January 2012, Terry aged 44, sustained a traumatic brain injury following a road traffic accident whilst living in Brunei. In March 2012, two months after the accident, Terry was admitted to Glenside. In May, Terry managed to walk 10 metres, following participation in Hydrotherapy and land based physiotherapy sessions. His recovery went from strength to strength.

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Ben

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Ben, aged 33, went into a coma in June 2011 following years of drinking and a series of personal crises.

When Ben was admitted to Glenside in September 2011, no-one was sure what level of recovery was possible. After months of determination and application Ben made a good recovery, and following discharge from Glenside in May 2012 he completed his first half marathon in under three hours.

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Jemma

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In February 2015, following a viral throat infection, Jemma suffered from Guillain-Barré syndrome. In April, Jemma was admitted to Glenside for a ten week intensive rehabilitation programme. Being so fit prior to the infection, definitely helped Jemma’s body to rebuild itself.

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Sara

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Following a cardiac arrest, Sara was initially treated in Poole hospital. She was admitted to Glenside in February 2008, before being transferred in 2009 to the Horizon Close simulated supported living bungalows, where she is able to be more independent, but with support on hand if required.

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Greg

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In October 2012, Greg was involved as a passenger in a road traffic collision and suffered multiple injuries. He was admitted to Glenside in April 2014, where the therapy team worked with Greg to improve his quality of life. Greg made some life changing progress and since leaving Glenside in May 2015, he has become a school’s ambassador, working alongside Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue team to spread the word about the risks of drink-driving.

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David

David

On admission to Glenside in July 2014, David required a hoist for all transfers. He had spontaneous movements of all four limbs but did not have any purposeful movement. It was unclear at this stage how much David was able to understand, he was unable to communicate his needs to the team. David is now close to discharge, after he has made significant progress following intervention from Glenside’s multi-disciplinary team.

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Bex

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In May 2014, following a (grade 5) spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage, with bilateral frontal delayed cerebral ischaemia, and aneurysms in the anterior communicating and middle cerebral arteries, Bex was left with neurological impairments affecting both her physical and cognitive functioning.

Bex was initially admitted to Glenside’s hospital neurorehabilitation unit in January 2015, and was later transferred to Horizon, to live in one of the simulated supported living bungalows, prior to discharge.

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Gareth

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Gareth was initially admitted to Bath Hospital with locked-in syndrome secondary to pontine demyelination, after experiencing a fall in December 2015.

In February 2016, Gareth was transferred to Glenside’s hospital neuro rehabilitation unit (NRU) for rehabilitation having regained some upper and lower limb strength. Once at Glenside, a care plan was developed with Gareth’s input.

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Andy

Andy

In May 2015, Andy fell four metres onto a concrete floor from the scaffolding he was working on, causing severe damage from a bleed on the brain due to the trauma of the fall.

Andy was admitted to the Glenside hospital neuro rehabilitation unit (NRU) in December 2015 following a spell in Frenchay Hospital. On admission, Andy no longer had a tracheostomy, but his mobility was very limited and he needed input from various members of the Glenside team to help him become more independent.

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Gary

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Initially admitted to Salisbury District Hospital in April 2016, having survived a complication from an advanced stage of diabetes, Gary could not remember the 48 hours prior to waking up in hospital. At that time he was unable to speak or to move and it wasn't clear what his prospects were for recovery.

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