My name’s Junior, from South London. And
I have had a tracheostomy. Hi, I’m Shakira. I’m from South London
and I’m Junior’s sister. Privacy. Everyone needs privacy at some point. There’s
no privacy when you have a challenge. I’ve experienced being in a care home and my girlfriend
at the time wanted to come and stay over and it turned into a big argument because
the staff, they don’t want to leave me and her to
have our own personal time. Which I think is wrong, I am human, I do have rights. What did you do about it? I don’t know.
I don’t think there was anything I could do. My girlfriend at the time got upset and angry.
So, she went to the manager and explained the situation. The manager, she understood me wanting privacy and freedom. His was supposed
to be my home, but it never felt like home. She had to sign an agreement form that she
wanted to be alone with me. How did that make you feel? Angry, frustrated. I felt like my freedom
was taken away. I didn’t feel normal. I’m not going to miss out on life, just because of someone’s negative mentality. Get more from The Open University Check out the links on screen now.