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Tony

Safeguarding

My name is Tony, and in recent years I have faced a number of issues which I was supported to deal with by an advocate. My issues included a lack of support services and difficulties in my living arrangements. I felt I was being bullied by a younger family member who I lived with, and this caused me stress and anxiety which led to me being restricted in accessing the communal areas of the house. I also faced pressure around financial contributions in the home. Working with me, my advocate linkedme in with safeguarding social workers and subsequently community social workers. The advocate supported me to link back in with my day service where I am now receiving support around stressors experienced at home. Additionally, through support from my advocate, I decided to address the issues in my home with my familyand there has been a significant improvement in the dynamics at home. I also now have an understanding of my rights as a tenant, and I know what to do if they are being violated.