The Importance of Trust
Initially, John was unwilling and unable to engage with his PDC. He did not attend his appointments, and had issues with trust. However, his PDC worked on building trust through continued and regular phone contact and John eventually became willing to engage. With the support of his PDC, John began to access treatment for his substance misuse, and also attended Doctor's appointments for a diagnosed medical condition. This is something he had previously refused to do for a number of years. He has also started engaging well with other local services, and has agreed to participate in a piece of research for the Opportunity Nottingham project.