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Linda says, “It’s nice living here, I can get around with my walking frame. Sometimes I like to be on my own but I can also go into the communal lounge to see everyone else. I chose my own sofa, go shopping with support and do cooking. I have made friends here and my other friends come and see me on weekends and evenings.” New Homes New Lives! A New Flat For Linda He enjoys his independence and says, “I love it. I feel more confident. My mum visits every day and I like my keyworker. I do my own cooking and cleaning and get help with my money.” Lewis Gains Confidence and Independence • Linda moved out of residential care into her new home in April. She has settled in to her new flat with New Directions and is learning new skills. • Lewis moved out of his family home into a flat of his own with New Directions and has settled in very well within only two months.