Bert's story

Acting appropriately in social situations is a great achievement for Bert. He used to verbally abuse members of the public, as well as staff, at his supported living scheme. His antisocial behaviour, which included brandishing knives and saws and damaging property, often landed him in court and on one occasion in prison.

Bert’s dramatic change began when he was referred to Yarrow’s Supported Living service, which has a history of success in working with people with dual diagnosis and mental health issues.  Particularly helpful in Bert’s transition – which includes him travelling independently - has been the specialist input that he received from a range of professionals, as well as Yarrow’s close monitoring of his support plan.