Simon, 32, has acquired brain injury and epilepsy. He has been a Reside tenant for the last seven years. He lives in flat in a historic building in Liverpool. He is very passionate about the history, and he has been researching it for many years.
“I’ve been studying the history of the house for a long time, using archives and documents. I feel quite proud that I’ve found out a lot of useful historical information. There have been many architectural changes and the surrounding parkland is beautiful.”
Simon leads a very independent life. He has some help with household chores like cooking and cleaning from his support worker Tony, but he pays his own bills with assistance from his mum who he speaks to most days online. After living in a number of different homes, Simon’s current home is his favourite: “It’s one of the best places I’ve lived.” Simon has a number of hobbies and interests, such as art and Lego. “I like mosaicking and recently I’ve got into gardening, too.”
Charity work is important to Simon and he has joined the Knights Templar to get involved where he can and help out. “I really enjoy working with charities,” he says.