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CD is a 27 year old woman with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. She was
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CD is a 27 year old woman with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. She was
CD is a 27 year old woman with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. She was referred through the Community Forensic Mental Health Team to a specialist Forensic Mental Health floating support service. Her offenses were a series of assaults, mostly attacks on her mother but some involving members of the public. All of these offenses were considered to be as a direct result of CD's mental health problems. She had delusional beliefs, and periods of great excitability, anger and frustration, and also periods of deep depression. She was referred to our service whilst living in an accommodation based service, where she did not wish to stay. Prior to that she had been in hospital for 14 months. While her mental health was not stable and a risk of suicide was identified, CD agreed with her care team that the risk was not necessarily increased by her living in the community and in fact she anticipated that living alone would aid her recovery. CD had lived on her own tenancy before, but it had not been successful. We developed support plans with CD, setting out how she would need to prepare for moving out, and what her priorities were thereafter. CD was very keen to find a home so very much led her own support, having great clarity about the steps she wished to take, the support she felt she needed at each stage and how quickly she hoped to achieve this. Identify and discuss some critical issues facing CD as she prepares to live independently. Discuss the supports you believe need to be in place to help facilitate CD's successful transition to living independently? What role do you believe social supports will play in CD's success? What would you recommend to facilitate greater success?

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