WELCOME TO HIDDEN LIVES
HOW WE STARTED.
Having a Chronic Illness herself Laura-Anne felt there was a need for a support group for those living with chronic disabilities and conditions. Having gone onto social media to see if there was interest in the local community, it was clear by the reaction and praise this was something the public wanted to have.
This was how Laura-Anne came to meet Jemima and Kevin, starting in July 2018 together they went on to form what is now known as Hidden Lives.
It was decided between the three to start a small group based in a local hair salon called Bombshells. Little did we know that ten months down the line Hidden Lives would become so popular within Plymouth, also going on to start its own Radio show. Hidden lives seem to be needed not only in the local community but also in the wider areas of Plymouth.
The strength of Hidden Lives comes from the foundations it’s built on this being trust, respect, belief and working in a positive direction to help those in need. The three founding members have not only built hidden lives but established strong bonds between the three of them and formed genuine friendships outside of hidden lives work.
OUR VALUES, BELIEFS AND WHAT WE OFFER IN OUR SERVICES.
Unconditional positive regard.
Empathy and supporting client’s journeys.
Time and acceptance.
Aiding the ability to grow.
Knowledge and understanding.
HOW WE HELP
Support sessions for those living
with chronic conditions and chronic illnesses in Plymouth.
Come and join us for informal
and relaxed coffee, cake and chat.
Our Chronic Illness Work Support Service helps people with chronic health conditions, who would like support getting back to work or to maintain or improve their life at work. This often involves helping them to manage symptoms such as pain, low mood and fatigue.