Ellis' Story

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Ellis was born with cerebral palsy. Now in his early twenties, his Case Manager Janine has been working with him since he was 6 years old, and the strength of their working relationship demonstrates just what a positive difference excellent case management can make.

Janine works with Ellis to help develop the skills he needs to live an independent life. In recent years he has gained organisational skills and has a hand in some of his own affairs, such as managing his own bank account, planning weekends away, and taking a role in shift planning his own care team.

Ellis has always been outgoing and sociable but is now also focusing on extending the level of independence he has over his own affairs “Ellis’s sociability has been a constant, but in the past two years he has really developed his organisational skills,” reveals Janine.

To Ellis, Janine is more than just a case manager. “We can talk about anything,” he says.

Ellis lives a full life and never lets the fact that he has cerebral palsy hold him back. He loves going to the pub, socialising with friends and family, going on holiday and watching football and rugby. In recent years he has set exciting, ambitious goals and achieved them with Janine’s support, such as attending and camping at music festivals and staying in London for the Remembrance Sunday parade in London.

I'd like to thank Janine and my carers for getting me to this stage.”

– Ellis

I'm never surprised by anything that Ellis does, however, I am absolutely thrilled by what he's achieved."

– Janine, Case Manager

Ellis is now busy saving towards a new power chair “one that won’t breakdown when I go camping in fields!” and has developed career aspirations to join the army or design powerchairs.

Watch Ellis' Case Study to find out more about him and his experience with ILS Case Management: