Case Study: Rose

After experiencing signification abuse as a child and in her marriage, Rose was later diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Mental & Behaviour Disorder and Depressive Psychosis. When she was sent to prison for assault, Rose met one of our Community Link support workers.

And through this Community Link Programme, Wish offered emotional support to Rose, who had always felt that she was often stereotyped as a loud, black woman. We also worked with Rose to make her feel more comfortable with her sexuality, which was fluid. As well as helping Rose to feel heard and believed, Wish also provided practical support. This support was vital when Rose faced eviction by the Housing Association due to a dispute with a neighbour who then continually called the council with made up incidents. Wish liaised with the council and the court, ensuring Rose could keep her property.

Following our Community Link programme, Rose’s behaviour has greatly improved, with fewer outbursts and no police confrontations or fights. We have also seen a big reduction in her alcohol consumption and marijuana use, with Rose now looking forward in her life, having stopped shoplifting and started saving money.


Please note that names have been changed for anonymity reasons