Meet Marcus...

*Marcus began his journey at Mildmay as an inpatient, admitted to one of our wards having become very unwell as a result of his HIV diagnosis. Not only was his physical and cognitive health in serious decline, but he had lost his job and was in receipt of welfare benefits. When he was discharged 18 months ago he joined our Day Care service to help him continue to manage his health and integrate back into community living. When he first began to use the Wandsworth Oasis Computer Suite he wasn’t able to log onto a computer without the help of our IT Facilitator George, who had to type in the password every time for him. However, over the last year and half he has continued to attend regularly and his brain function and coordination have improved to the extent that he is able to use the facilities independently to stay on top of his welfare support claims and to continue looking for work which is a condition of the support he does receive. In fact he has excelled so much, with our support he recently started working part time and has applied to study law through an Open University course, secured funding and will begin his studies this autumn. Life could not have been transformed more for Marcus and so much of his future has been made possible thanks to technology and the support of Wandsworth Oasis.

*name changed to protect confidentiality.